Upper Sternal Cleft Associated with Unusual Symptoms
31 December 2000 (online)
We report a rare case of upper sternal cleft in a 20-year-old adult with associated unusual symptoms such as dysphagia, restricted lingual movements and a voice problem. The strap muscles causing unusual symptoms were divided from their abnormal insertion site on the lower edge of the cleft. Direct complete closure without compromising the cardiac function was achieved in this patient.
Sternal cleft - Dysphagia - Strap muscle
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