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  • Xiphoidectomy for Intractable Xiphodynia. [Journal Article]
    World J Surg 2018; 42(11):3646-3650Dorn P, Kuhn MA, … Kocher GJ
  • CONCLUSIONS: Xiphodynia is a diagnostic conundrum, which is why reports on its treatment including surgical resection of the xiphoid are even sparser. So far, this is the largest reported series of surgically treated xiphodynia. Correct diagnosis remains the key factor for success. While tenderness over the tip of the xiphoid process combined with protrusion of the xiphoid with a xiphisternal angle of <160° are good indications for surgery, patients after previous operations affecting the xiphoid process are less likely to benefit from xiphoidectomy.
  • Xiphoidectomy: A Surgical Intervention for an Underdocumented Disorder. [Journal Article]
    Case Rep Surg 2016; 2016:9306262Hogerzeil DP, Hartholt KA, de Vries MR
  • Two patients who presented with nonspecific thoracic and upper abdominal symptoms and tenderness of the xiphoid process are discussed. Both patients had undergone extensive examinations, but no source for their symptoms could be found. Plain chest radiographs revealed an anterior displacement of the xiphoid process in both patients. Physical examination confirmed this to be the primary source of …
  • Xiphodynia Mimicking Acute Coronary Syndrome. [Case Reports]
    Intern Med 2015; 54(12):1563-6Tanaka Y, Sakata K, … Yamagishi M
  • A 79-year-old man with diabetes and partial gastrectomy visited our hospital due to gradually worsening epigastric pain on exertion. Unstable angina was suspected and coronary angiography was performed, which revealed severe stenosis of the left ascending artery. Despite successful intervention, the pain persisted. A careful physical examination finally revealed the point of tenderness on the xip…
  • Xiphoid syndrome: an uncommon occupational disorder. [Case Reports]
    Occup Med (Lond) 2014; 64(1):64-6Yapici Ugurlar O, Ugurlar M, … Erturk SM
  • We report a case of a 45-year-old man, complaining of swelling and pain in his epigastric region for the last 3 years. According to his medical history, he had undergone various investigations and treatments for gastro-oesophageal reflux, without relief. He had had a history of chronic repeated microtraumas to his sternum during 9 years of working as a carpenter, as a result of placing wood again…
  • Xiphodynia: a diagnostic conundrum. [Journal Article]
    Chiropr Osteopat 2007; 15:13Simpson JK, Hawken E
  • This paper presents 3 case reports of xiphodynia that presented to a chiropractic clinic. The paper examines aspects of xiphodynia including relevant anatomy of the xiphoid, as well as the incidence, aetiology, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. A brief overview of the mechanism of referred pain is presented.
  • Xiphodynia masking acute myocardial infarction: a diagnostic cul-de-sac. [Case Reports]
    Am J Emerg Med 1998; 16(2):177-8Koren W, Shahar A
  • A 52-year-old hypertensive woman is described in whom a clinically evident diagnosis of xiphodynia, the painful xiphoid process, complicated the diagnosis of impending myocardial infarction. The authors suggest that xiphodynia be considered a second-line assumption after more dangerous conditions have been thoroughly ruled out.
  • Xiphodynia: a report of three cases. [Case Reports]
    J Emerg Med 1992 Jul-Aug; 10(4):435-8Howell JM
  • Xiphodynia is an uncommon musculoskeletal disorder that mimics a number of common abdominal and thoracic diseases. We report three cases of xiphodynia. The diagnosis is suggested when a given patient's chest or abdominal discomfort is completely or almost completely reproduced with light pressure on the xiphoid process. Local injection with an anesthetic-steroid combination is frequently curative…
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