Poland, Alfred

(redirected from Alfred Poland)
Also found in: Wikipedia.


(Polland), Alfred, English physician, 1820-1872.
Poland anomaly - Synonym(s): Poland syndrome
Poland syndrome - absence of a portion of the pectoralis major muscle and syndactyly. Synonym(s): Poland anomaly
Medical Eponyms © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
Poland syndrome (OMIM 173800), a rare congenital syndrome with incidence between 1/10.000-100.000, was first described by Alfred Poland in 1841 (1,2).
(2) This entity is included under the syndromic manifestations of Poland syndrome, which was originally described by Alfred Poland in 1840.
DISCUSSION: Named after Sir Alfred Poland, Poland syndrome includes the features of ipsilateral breast and nipple hypoplasia and/or aplasia, deficiency of subcutaneous fat and axillary hair, absence of the sternal head of the pectoralis major muscle, hypoplasia of the rib cage, and hypoplasia of the upper extremity.
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. 1n 1962 a New Zealand-born British plastic surgeon Patrick Clarkson coined the term Poland syndactyly.
Syndrome named after Sir Alfred Poland is described as an absence or under development of the chest muscle (pectoralis) on one side of the body as well as webbing of the fingers (cutaneous syndactyly) on the hand of the same side.