Costal tubercle - Tuberculum costae

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General terms > Osteology > Axial skeleton > Thoracic skeleton > Ribs > Rib > Costal tubercle

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The costal tubercle is a dorsal eminence between the neck and the body of a rib. The costal tubercle bears an articular facet for articulation with the transverse process of the vertebra.


Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS

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