ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Complete sternal cleft treatment in a low birth weight patient
Bahar Temur1, Sarper Mete2, Serdar Beken3, Mehmet Akif Önalan1, Ersin Erek1
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Acıbadem Mehmet Ali Aydınlar University, Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Acıbadem Mehmet Ali Aydınlar University, Istanbul, Turkey
3Department of Pediatric Health and Diseases, Acıbadem Mehmet Ali Aydınlar University, Istanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2020.19822
A complete sternal cleft is a very rare congenital anomaly causing severe respiratory compromise. Surgical reconstruction options are limited, particularly in low birth weight newborns. Herein, we report a case of low birth weight premature newborn with a complete sternal cleft and its surgical treatment.
Keywords : Congenital heart defect, pectoralis muscles, premature birth, sternum
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