Sternal angle - Angulus sterni

Louis; Ludwig

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Description

The sternal angle (angle of Louis) is the anterior angle formed by the junction of the manubrium and the body of the sternum which varies around 162 degrees in males.

The sternal angle is a palpable clinical landmark under the skin that marks a number of other features:


This definition incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1918 – from http://www.bartleby.com/107/).

Anatomical hierarchy

General Anatomy > Bones; Skeletal system > Axial skeleton > Thoracic skeleton > Sternum > Sternal angle

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