costal cartilage


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costal cartilage

[′käst·əl ¦kärd·əl·ij]
(anatomy)
The cartilage occupying the interval between the ribs and the sternum or adjacent cartilages.
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Use of costal cartilage cantilever grafts in negroid rhinoplasties.
9) The reconstruction surgeries that can be performed on long-segment stenosis are slide tracheoplasty, (12,13) pericardial patch tracheoplasty, (14) and costal cartilage tracheoplasty.
Instead, the heart is exposed by removing two small pieces of the costal cartilage that joins a rib to the breastbone.