Sternal clefts and anomalies

Luis Godoy, Gary W Raff

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


There are many variations of sternal anatomy and development. Most of these do not alter chest physiology significantly and as such are not clinically important. Those that do often require surgical treatment early in life. In this chapter, we will review normal sternal development, congenital sternal anomalies and their treatment, and acquired sternal anomalies. Many of the congenital anomalies are often associated with other conditions that result in alterations in the development of other midline structures or thoracic organs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSurgery for Chest Wall Deformities
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783319439266
ISBN (Print)9783319439242
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Anomalies
  • Lesions
  • Mesoderm
  • Physiology
  • Sternal anatomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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