Ann Clin Case Rep | Volume 7, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Sleep Disorders in a Patient with Asternia: A Case Study

Soltani M*, Ghalehbandi MF, Nasab FK, Bayazian G and Zakeri K

Department of Psychiatry, Rasool Akram Medical Complex Clinical Research Development Center (RCRDC), Iran
University of Medical Sciences (IUMS), Iran

*Correspondance to: Mojtaba Soltani 

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Introduction: Asternia, also known as complete congenital sternal cleft, is a rare chest wall abnormality caused by a failure in sternal fusion during embryonic development. The role of this disease and its complications on the patient's sleep is not clear yet. Case Report: The patient was a 20-year-old female with a history of congenital sternum cleft referred to the Sleep Clinic of Rasoul Akram Hospital in Tehran for a split-night polysomnography test due to daytime sleepiness, morning headache, and insomnia. Conclusion: This case report aimed to investigate the parameters and sleep disorders in a patient with asternia. Considering the complications of this rare disease, it is essential to pay more attention to sleep disorders, especially sleep-related breathing disorders, in these patients.


Soltani M, Ghalehbandi MF, Nasab FK, Bayazian G, Zakeri K. Sleep Disorders in a Patient with Asternia: A Case Study. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2022; 7: 2298..

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