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Complete sternal cleft

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A complete sternal cleft is a serious congenital abnormality in which bone may be completely absent between the hyoid and the pubis. Additionally, there is a crescentic anterior defect in the diaphragm and diastasis recti. Communication occurs freely between the pericardial and peritoneal cavities.


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