A girl with sternal malformation/vascular dysplasia association

Na Yong Lee, Hye Kyung Cho, Kyung Hyo Kim, Eun Ae Park

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Sternal malformation/vascular dysplasia association is a rare congenital dysmorphology, which has not yet been reported in Korea. Its typical clinical features include a sternal cleft covered with atrophic skin, a median abdominal raphe extending from the sternal defect to the umbilicus, and cutaneous craniofacial hemangiomata. We report a case of a full-term newborn who presented with no anomalies at birth, except for a skin defect over the sternum and a supraumbilical raphe. Multiple hemangiomas appeared subsequently on her chin and upper chest wall, and respiratory distress due to subglottic hemangioma developed during the first 2 months of life. Her symptoms were controlled with oral prednisolone administration. No respiratory distress have recurred during the 3-year follow-up period.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-138
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Journal of Pediatrics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2013


  • Hemangioma
  • Malformation
  • Sternum


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