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Xiphodynia is a rare condition, and only a few reports of xiphoidectomy have been published. A 48-year-old male patient was admitted to our medical department because of xiphodynia induced by a severe asthma attack. Computed tomography showed that his xiphoid process protruded forward, with a xiphisternal angle of 160 degrees. It was suggested that the pain induced at severe asthma attack was caused by the prominent xiphoid process and we performed xiphoidectomy, The postoperative course was uneventful, and xiphodynia was dramatically improved.


Takehiko Shimoyama, Bumpei Kimura. Xiphoidectomy in a Patient with Severe Xiphodynia Induced by Asthma Attack:Report of a Case]. Kyobu geka. The Japanese journal of thoracic surgery. 2021 Apr;74(4):321-323

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