This question was answered on Thu 06, Aug 2009 02:05am by Dr Bhupinder K, MD

Can the xiphoid process be removed? And waht does the surgery entail?

    
Asked by Unregistered on Thu 06, Aug 2009 01:37am

Can the xiphoid process be removed? And waht does the surgery entail?

Actions: | Forward |
Answer


Name 

Email 

Security code
Enter the text as shown above


E-Mail me when someone replies to this post
Answer by Dr Bhupinder K, MD  on Thu 06, Aug 2009 02:05am:


Detailed answer for your question: Available in paid version. - Click to pay.
Second opinion from another doctor: Available in paid version. - Click to pay.
               
Our doctors provide free answers to your questions. If you are happy with our services, please consider making a donation.
Click the button below to donate.


Please rate my answer (select the stars, no need to log in.)  

Comments:

Comment by Mark Gerron on Mon 01, Nov 2010 05:49pm:
Help Please, I was involved in a car wreck where the xiphoid was damaged. I have seen several Doctors and all say it is soft tissue and will heal! Eleven months later the cartlige still pops and a deep breath still causes pain! I have to go to my knees to empty the dishwasher or clothes dryer. The orthopedic Doctors in my area would not see me claiming the ribs were out of their jurisdiction and referred me to an Internal Doctor whose opinion was the same anti-inflamitories muscle relaxers and pain medicine. I have heard of a surgery where a talon is used to pull the torn pieces together but can not find a Doctor who has heard of it! Surely this is more common considering the damage an air bag can do!

Comment by Kylie on Wed 16, Nov 2011 08:37pm:
HI mark, I am due for a xiphoidectomy next week, My xiphod process was "knocked loose" after I was hit by a car running cross country. I was in a pain for a year and after several anitinflammatory steroid packs, chiropractor visits (my ribs slip out of place ever so often), and quitting all activities i seeked out a thoracic surgeon who finally gave me a diagnosis. He said it would be a simple surgery and I stay one night. It would take 1-2 weeks of recovery time. After being told that i had too much anxiety, was a hypochondriac, and that costocondritis was incurable I feel very much relieved that I will finally be able to rid of the pain. Hope this helps and that you find the right surgeon. Xiphoid proccess inuries are very uncommon and few surgeons know about it.

Comment by Chris Smith on Sat 25, Feb 2012 08:08pm:
Hello, I have a particularly long (about 4-5") Xiphoid process and cartilage. When lifting some heavy boxes I happened to catch it on the ledge of one box which subsequently hyperextended my xiphoid in an upward direction. It did not break but but was extremely painful and seemed to remain outward more than normal as it started to heal. Now several years later, it causes me severe discomfort when I do anything that relates to laying on my stomach. I.E. Yoga, stretching, sleeping and especially surfing. Recently during a 1 hour surf session it left me with a large bruise the size of an orange. I'm also researching the possibility of surgery to remove this aggravation. Does the Xiphoid surf any useful purpose?

This question is open for comments.  Please share your opinion.

Comments


Name 

Email 

Security code
Enter the text as shown above


E-Mail me when someone replies to this post


 
What users are searching right now on Ask Medical Doctor:
alt Sgpt 54 is that high     search     1     search     Massivemuscleweaknessa92449 Enter the text above to let us bronchitis     search     whydoyoudrawupregular     Black stings in my nasal mucus occasionally and I am a person who wont get coldeasily Usually cold once in 2 years     CanacertainantibioticthatIh     knee pain     home remedies for tricomosis     Ivebeen     Ihadmild     knee     Crushed     undi     ejaculation     iwastoldihadherpesgenitalcan     function __defineGetter__ native code     Life insurance underwriting rules     darman bavasir     swollen eyelids     what20is20sarcoidosis     motorneuronophaty     dr sheetal kaul headache can be     Pcos pregnancy     PICTURES     yellowphlegm     iamhavingpainradiatingfromthetoponmylegstomycalfsandinmyhandsandfingers     BROWN ODORLESS DISCHARGE     fat desposit on the vagina     accupuncturemats     AbeestungmyeyelidyesterdayMyeyewasswollenshutwhenIwokeupthismo27759intextLoginorregistertopostcommentstoxoid     can jaDera pills be taken if a person     long term angioedema     i want likoria ayurvedic medicine     LUQpainsharpkindastabbingfollowedbyafee     Back pain headaches     Gluten free diet     viciden side effects     fles     ms related severe stomach pain     hives     pheumonia     chronic dermatitis     leg atropy and foot drop     dry mouth due to mucus reduction     HYPERPIMENTATION     hydrocephalus hair dye     long penis     Itake20mgof     pimples between breasts     black tar stool post colonoscopy     if not mastuburateSearch for answers     electrical current sensation from spider biteA0     effects of herpes virus     Napdizzy     do lakoria create problem in pregnancy     Earring ripped out of ear     Iwokeupthismorningwithmybridgeofmy     I keep having hot flashes my head is tender what could this be     sudden sweating in 63 year old male     dizziness     vaginal blister     Need     Im pregnant and having sever pains in upper back     Answers     my thumb keeps moving with stress     pre cum on vulva     Circumcision     Abortion     what causes vaginal cysts     BROWN ODORLESS DISCHARGE     Best hydrocortisone cream     how can you tell the difference between when climaxing and     coated tongue     electrical current sensation from spider biteA0     boils down below     conception     sweating     i have cll is constant tireness a sympton     came in contact with dogs saliva after he bit a raccoon     HiIhadtoattendanimportantafunctionsoItookPrimolut     pulmonary fibrosis     effects of herpes virus     mitral ewgurgitation mild     cervical erosion     septum defect     if found blood in stool     sex in time of likoria     minocycline     Answers     1sttimeuserofAltheapillsStartedtakingpillsApril7andhadsex1285853 Result chosen nickname vyzjtvd96s registered registering only mode is ON     drsheetalkaulprematureejaculationdrkokilmathur     Abnormal brain MRI     tummy pain 7 yrs old     melanoacanthosis     erectil dysfunction     search for answers     1     search for answers     is my kidney stretching     search for answers     search     air     lump in the elbow crease of my left arm     skin mid20s yello nail scared     clear drip penis     nuycenta20allergy     myfeetturnpurplewheniamsitt     diffuse edematous     Ifeelvibrationmainlyinbreastandfeetbutotherareas     when do woman stop growing     Schizophrenea in a 25 year old     knee swelling     Genitalitching92654 Enter your comments here quick     chronic sore thorat     bilaterallungfieldsare92601 Enter your comments here small change     when do woman stop growing     A man en route to the ER by ambulance is in fibrillation What is his cardiac output likely to be He arrives at the emergency entrance DOA dead on arrival His autopsy reveals a blockage of the posterior interventricular artery What is the cau     removal of hair     Schizophrenea in a 25 year old     BEDOYECTO PROPIEDADES     knee swelling     Genitalitching92654 Enter your comments here quick     Meday ki problem     chronic sore thorat     galleries     A man en route to the ER by ambulance is in fibrillation What is his cardiac output likely to be He arrives at the emergency entrance DOA dead on arrival His autopsy reveals a blockage of the posterior interventricular artery What is the cau     shoulditakeantibioticsforblisterunderthetounge     removal of hair     BEDOYECTO PROPIEDADES     i am delayed in my menstruationjanuary 42012 is my last periodis it possible that i am pregnant     bump on vagina     aroundswollenspotabout     Meday ki problem     galleries     poison ivy questions     shoulditakeantibioticsforblisterunderthetounge     Epithelial layer that surrounds hair root     what is lukoria     i am delayed in my menstruationjanuary 42012 is my last periodis it possible that i am pregnant     bump on vagina     aroundswollenspotabout     toes     fatigue and irregular heartbeat     penis     itching palms at night     what is the most effective product for tinnitus     

©2011 - Ask Medical Doctor  |  All Rights Reserved
The site is not a replacement for professional medical opinion, examination, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your medical doctor or other qualified health professional before starting any new treatment or making any changes to existing treatment. Do not delay seeking or disregard medical advice based on information written by any author on this site. No health questions and information on AskMedicalDoctor is regulated or evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and therefore the information should not be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease without the supervision of a medical doctor. Posts made to these forums express the views and opinions of the author, and not the administrators, moderators, or editorial staff and hence AskMedicalDoctor and its principals will accept no liabilities or responsibilities for the statements made.

Home | Terms & Conditions | Contact Us | Frequently Asked Questions | Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Advertise with us
Stats