A RARE CASE REPORT - ISOLATED ASYMPTOMATIC ABSENT MANUBRIUM STERNII IN HEALTHY INFANT
Dr. Bhanuchand P.*, Dr. Malikireddy Hima Bindu and Dr. Jagadish
Congenital sternal defects are rare deformities frequently associated with other anomalies of the chest wall and other inner organs. The etiology is not well understood. Congenital abnormalities of the anterior thoracic wall comprise a spectrum of deformities such as thoracic ectopia cordis,cervical ectopia cordis, thoracoabdominal ectopia cordis, pectus excavatum, pectus carinatum, cleft sternum, and short sternum.We report a case of isolated absent manubrium sternii in a 1 month old baby. This combination of clinical features has been described as incomplete presentation of the sternal malformation/vascular dysplasia syndrome. However there is an overlap with features of PHACES syndrome. The combination of clinical features presented in the case has not been mentioned in literature till date.
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