Poland Syndrome

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Poland syndrome facts

  • Poland syndrome is a congenital malformation affecting the chest muscle and hand on one side of the body.
  • The cause of Poland syndrome is not yet certain.
  • The main chest muscle (the pectoralis major) is absent.
  • The fingers are webbed on the same side of the body.
  • In girls, the breast on that side may be absent.
  • Treatment includes reconstructive surgery and possibly implantation of bioengineered tissue.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/17/2014

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