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Primary repair of sternal cleft in infancy using combined periosteal flap and sliding osteochondroplasty.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
1569-9285
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
Volume
16
Issue
6
Pages
923–925
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/icvts/ivt060
PMID: 23427313
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Sternal clefts are rare congenital malformations of the chest wall. Immediate correction in neonates or in infancy is beneficial in terms of providing skeletal cover with little or no need for any prosthetic material for reconstruction. In the absence of internal midline defects, one should aim to provide complete correction when the chest wall is still compliant, and cardiorespiratory compromise is expected to be least after correction. We report on 2 children who underwent primary sternal-cleft repair using a periosteal advancement flap along with mobilization of lateral sternal bars after sliding osteotomy of corresponding ribs.

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