Complete Cleft Sternum Associated With Clavicular Hypoplasia and Pectus Excavatum

Yahyayev A., Bulakci M. , Agayev A., Bakan S., Dikici F., Dursun M.

JOURNAL OF THORACIC IMAGING, cilt.26, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


A sternal cleft is a rare congenital and developmental disorder. In general, this disorder is associated with skeletal and extraskeletal abnormalities (eg, Cantrell syndrome), but isolated sternal clefts have also been reported. A sternal cleft with pectus excavatum is a rare congenital abnormality. We present a complete sternal cleft with right-sided clavicular hypoplasia and pectus excavatum in a 31-year-old female patient.