Taqdees Fatima1, Vanitha Sanjeev2, Md. Khaleel Ahmed3
Sternal foramen is a congenital oval defect at the lower third of the sternum that is usually asymptomatic & occurs due to incomplete fusion of multiple ossification centres. During our routine osteology classes, a sternum with a foramen in the lower part of its body measuring about 11mmx10mm was found. Knowledge about such variation is important as it has risk of life threatening complications like pneumothorax or even pericardial or cardiac puncture during sternal biopsy or acupuncture.