The manubriosternal synchondrosis is the cartilaginous joint between manubrium and body of sternum. It is present in young domestic mammals, and in adults, only in carnivores, horses and sometimes in goats (in adult ruminants and pigs, the manubrium is joined to the body of the sternum by a synovial joint).
Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS
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