Sternal Cleft


Sternal defects, or clefts, are a result of incomplete fusion of the sternal bodies. They are classfied as complete or incomplete defects. The incomplete defects are further divided into superior and inferior subtypes [1]. This is a very rare abnormality and accounts for only 0.15% of all chest wall deformities.

Content in this topic is referenced in SCORE Chest Wall Deformities

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Last updated: November 14, 2021