Complete sternal cleft — A rare congenital malformation and its repair in a 3-month-old boy: A case report

@inproceedings{Kothari2016CompleteSC,
  title={Complete sternal cleft — A rare congenital malformation and its repair in a 3-month-old boy: A case report},
  author={Paras Rashmikant Kothari and Abhaya R. Gupta and Prashant Sadashiv Patil and Geeta Anil Kekre and Ravi Kamble and Kiran Vishesh Dikshit},
  booktitle={Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons},
  year={2016}
}
Complete midline sternal cleft is a rare congenital anomaly resulting from failed midline ventral fusion of the sternal bars. Very few cases of complete sternal cleft have been described in literature. We present a case of complete sternal cleft in a 3-month-old child. The patient underwent primary closure of the defect using stainless steel wires.