Suprasternal notch

What is Suprasternal notch?

Suprasternal notch meaning A large, prominent dip on the apex of the sternum in the middle of articulation along with two clavicles. It is a significant division of the human anatomy. In adults, the notch is mainly present due to an aortic arch aneurysm. In a child, it is present as a result of coarctation of the aorta.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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