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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 89-91

Isolated cleft sternum: Neonatal surgical treatment


Department of Pediatric Surgery, King George Medical University (KGMU), Lucknow (UP), India

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Ravi P Kanojia
C/O Dr. Ashish Wakhlu, Department of Pediatric Surgery, King George Medical University (KGMU), Lucknow (UP)
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-9261.33231

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Isolated cleft sternum is a rare congenital defect of the anterior chest wall and is the result of failed ventral midline fusion of sternal bands. We present two cases operated 18 and 24 days after birth with satisfactory results. Surgery is indicated to protect the heart and mediastinal contents.






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