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J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Sep;44(9):1856-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2009.05.021.

Low cervical skin crease approach for superior sternal cleft repair.

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Pediatric Surgery Unit, Azienda Policlinico Umberto I, Sapienza University of Rome, 00161 Rome, Italy. da.cozzi@uniroma1.it

Abstract

Superior sternal cleft repair aims to restore bony protection to mediastinal structures and to eliminate visible deformity. We describe a 4-day-old neonate with an isolated defect who successfully underwent primary repair using a low cervical skin crease incision. Such a novel approach combined optimal surgical exposure and excellent cosmesis.

PMID:
19735841
DOI:
10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2009.05.021
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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