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Superior sternal cleft, cutaneous, and airway haemangiomas
  1. E Chakkarapani1,
  2. I Barnard1,
  3. J Couriel2
  1. 1Glan Clwyd Hospital NHS Trust, Bodelwyddyn, Rhyl, Wales, UK
  2. 2Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital NHS Trust, Liverpool, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr Chakkarapani
    Glan Clwyd Hospital NHS Trust, Bodelwyddyn, Rhyl LL18 2AP, Wales, UK; elapavi{at}

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A term baby, born to a 19 year old healthy mother by emergency caesarean section because of failure to progress, was noted to have a superior V shaped sternal cleft, measuring 4 cm across with lower ribs meeting in the midline (fig 1). The mother had no significant medical history.

Figure 1

 Superior sternal cleft with superficial capillary haemangiomas over …

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