Poland's syndrome

Poland's syndrome

[pō′ləndz]
Etymology: Alfred Poland, British physician, 1820-1872
unilateral absence of the sternocostal head of the pectoralis major muscle and ipsilateral syndactyly. Also called Poland's anomaly.
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Classification of hand anomalies in Poland's syndrome.
Poland's syndrome complicated with breast cancer: mammographic, ultrasonographic, and computed tomographic findings.
The incidence of Poland's syndrome varies between groups (male versus female patients and congenital versus familial cases) and ranges from 1 in 7000 to 1 in 100000 live births2.
Poland's syndrome is a rare congenital anomaly characterized by hypoplasia of the breast and nipple scarcity of subcutaneous tissue absence of the costosternal portion of the pectoralis major muscle lack of the pectoralis minor and major muscle aplasia or deformity of the costal cartilages or ribs II to IV or III to V alopecia of the axillary and mammary region and unilateral brachysyndactyly.
Though not as serious as breast cancer, breast deformities among youngsters which are congenital and developmental in nature cover a wide range from asymmetrical breasts and Poland's syndrome to underdeveloped breasts, abnormal shapes and accessory breasts/nipples.
Poland's syndrome includes absence of the breast, upper limb deformity and absence of the pectoral muscles.
Colleen Kelly, 20, went through hell during her teenage years because she suffered from Poland's Syndrome, a rare birth defect in which the chest muscle refuses to develop on one side.
There is a condition called Poland's Syndrome where one breast fails to develop.
He suffered from birth with a condition called Poland's syndrome, which meant his right hand never fully developed.
The Poland's Syndrome (also Poland syndrome Poland's syndactyly Poland sequence and Poland's anomaly) (PS) was first described in 1841 by Sir Alfred Poland.
Variant of Poland's syndrome - Case Report and Review of Literature.
He was also a tireless worker for charities, helping raise more than pounds 100million for Children With Leukaemia and Children With Poland's Syndrome, the condition that left him with a right hand that was not fully formed.