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Currarino-Silverman syndrome (Frederic N. Silverman)

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An abnormality of the sternum characterized by premature obliteration of its sutures and keel-arched or pigeon breast deformity. Frequently associated with congenital malformations of the heart. Affects both sexes; onset in infancy. Etiology variable. Autosmal dominant inheritance.

We thank Hooshang Taybi, M.D., for information submitted.


  • G. Currarino and F. N. Silverman:
    Premature obliteration of the sternal sutures and pigeon-breast deformity.
    Radiology, Easton, Pennsylvania, 1958, 70: 532-540.

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