Lung India

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 73--75

Bifid sternum


Sibes Kumar Das1, Pulak Kumar Jana2, Tapan Das Bairagya3, Bhaswati Ghoshal4 
1 Department of Respiratory Medicine, Medical College, Kolkata, India
2 Department of Respiratory Medicine, IPGMER, Kolkata, India
3 Department of Respiratory Medicine, North Bengal Medical College, Darjeeling, India
4 Department of Paediatrics, Calcutta National Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Sibes Kumar Das
Department of Respiratory Medicine, Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal
India

A bifid sternum is a rare congenital anomaly generally diagnosed as asymptomatic at birth. It is sometimes associated with other congenital anomalies. The sternal defects are best corrected surgically during the neonatal period within the first month of life. Sometimes the defect may be diagnosed only in adult life. We here report a case of bifid sternum which was diagnosed incidentally in a 23-year-old male.


How to cite this article:
Das SK, Jana PK, Bairagya TD, Ghoshal B. Bifid sternum.Lung India 2012;29:73-75


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Das SK, Jana PK, Bairagya TD, Ghoshal B. Bifid sternum. Lung India [serial online] 2012 [cited 2019 Oct 22 ];29:73-75
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