Gastralgia is more frequent than enteralgia, and the pain is located about the ensiform cartilage.
We have now entered among the typical species, where every form occurs between a round and an ensiform shape.
The seventh vertebra articulates laterally at the point at which the ensiform process is attached to the corpus of the sternum.
The situation of the localized pain is usually at or a little below the ensiform cartilage.
The manubrium is thickened and drawn inward, the ensiform process protuberant, the sternum often swelled and painful to the touch.
ensiform en·si·form (ěn'sə-fôrm')