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Combined repair of upper sternal cleft and transposition of the great arteries in a newborn.
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PMID:  23098954     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We report the case of a newborn with the unusual association of an upper sternal defect and transposition of the great arteries. Surgical correction of the cardiac disease consisted of the arterial switch procedure. The already less compliant bony thorax of the infant made direct approximation of the upper sternal defect only possible with adjuvant bilateral chondrotomy. Sternal cleft repair is advised during the very first weeks of life.
Mitra Rashidi; Tom N Hoel; Arnt E Fiane; Harald L Lindberg
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  94     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-10-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1722-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2012 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet, Oslo, Norway. Electronic address:
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