CC-BY 4.0 · European J Pediatr Surg Rep 2018; 06(01): e15-e17
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1612619
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A Neonate with an Unusual Midline Defect and Cardiovascular Anomaly

Martin Poryo
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Saarland University Medical Center, Homburg/Saar, Germany
,
Paul Hoffmann
Department of Pediatrics and Neonatology, Saarland University Medical Center, Homburg/Saar, Germany
,
Hans-Joachim Schäfers
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Saarland University Medical Center, Homburg/Saar, Germany
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Clemens-Magnus Meier
Department of General, Visceral, Vascular and Pediatric Surgery, Saarland University Medical Center, Homburg/Saar, Germany
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Katrin Altmeyer
Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Saarland University Medical Center, Homburg/Saar, Germany
,
Hashim Abdul-Khaliq
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Saarland University Medical Center, Homburg/Saar, Germany
,
Michael Zemlin
Department of Pediatrics and Neonatology, Saarland University Medical Center, Homburg/Saar, Germany
,
Sascha Meyer
Department of Pediatrics and Neonatology, Saarland University Medical Center, Homburg/Saar, Germany
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Publication History

20 March 2017

03 November 2017

Publication Date:
22 January 2018 (online)

Abstract

We present a female neonate with a sternal cleft (SC) and additional aortic aneurysm who presented with respiratory failure. Stabilization of the SC was achieved by using the xyphoid process as an autologous graft bridging the upper part of the SC. We conclude that a step-wise correction of the SC with the use of an autologous graft may improve respiratory function, and should be considered when complete surgical correction is not feasible.

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