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Prominent Xiphoid Process

 

prominent xiphoid process

newborn xiphoid process

baby chest bump

Lump on newborn's chest

The pictures to the right show an infant with a prominent xiphoid process. The xiphoid process is a bone that extends off the base of the sternum (breast bone). In newborns, the xiphoid process consists of cartilage. Everyone has a xiphoid process it is simply more prominent, protuberant in some newborns. Often new parents notice the xiphoid process as a hard, pointed lump and are concerned.

 

 

Written Feburary 2012 by
Dr. Gordon, Orlando Pediatrician

 

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