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Sternal cleft repair: a report of two cases and review of literature.
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PMID:  20859036     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A cleft sternum is a rare congenital anomaly often diagnosed as asymptomatic at birth. Clinical outcome may be unfavourable when an associated anomaly, particularly, an intra cardiac anomaly coexists with the defect. Primary repair should be employed in the neonatal period because the flexibility of the chest wall is maximal and thus the compression of underlying structures is minimal. However, patients with sternal cleft may even present late in the childhood or adolescence period. We herein report two cases of successful repair of sternal clefts with review of the available literature.
Sangram Singh; B K Lahoti; Saurabh Garge; Anupama Negi; Vishal Jain
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  African journal of paediatric surgery : AJPS     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0974-5998     ISO Abbreviation:  Afr J Paediatr Surg     Publication Date:    2010 Sep-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-22     Completed Date:  2010-10-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101255062     Medline TA:  Afr J Paediatr Surg     Country:  Nigeria    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  211-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatric Surgery, SAIMS Medical College, Indore, India.
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MeSH Terms
Infant, Newborn
Sternum / abnormalities*,  radiography,  surgery*
Thoracic Wall / abnormalities*,  radiography,  surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome

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