Costal cartilage - Cartilago costalis

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Osteology > Axial skeleton > Thoracic skeleton > Ribs > Costal cartilage

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The costal cartilage is the ventral cartilagenous part of the rib (opposite to the dorsal bony part). It is connected to the bony rib at the costochondral junction and articulates by its sternal extremity with the sternum (forming the sternocostal joints).


Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS

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