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The manubrium is the superior part of the sternum lying at the level of T3-T4 vertebrae. It forms the superior wall of the anterior mediastinum and its superior border also contributes to the superior thoracic aperture (thoracic inlet). The upper border of the manubrium also serves as the apex f...
The sternum (plural: sterna or sternums) completes the anterior chest wall as the ventral breastplate. Gross anatomy The sternum is composed of a manubrium, a body and the inferior xiphisternum (a.k.a. xiphoid process). These articulations are via hyaline cartilage with a fibrocartilaginous in...