Primary repair of complete sternal cleft with pectoralis major muscle flaps

Brett J. Snyder, Robert C. Robbins, Douglas Ramos

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Abstract

We report the successful coverage of a complete sternal cleft with exposed pericardium using bilateral pectoralis major muscle flaps in a newborn. The patient was transferred to our institution with nearly complete sternal aplasia, rectus diastasis, and only dessicated pericardium covering the visible heart. Complete closure without compromise of cardiac function was achieved at 2 days of age with bilateral pectoralis major muscle flaps and fasciocutaneous advancement flaps.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)983-984
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume61
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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