Poland syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Mohamed Abdel-Tawab Mohamed


A male patient presented with dyspnea and blood-tinged sputum.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Male

Bilateral small pleural effusions.

Bilateral basal pneumonic consolidation more on the left side as well as the right middle lobe.

Pectoralis muscles are absent/atrophic on the left side.

Fatty liver.

Case Discussion

A male patient presented with dyspnea and blood-tinged sputum, this is attributed to pleural effusion and bronchitis. 

An incidental discovery of a hypoplastic left side of the chest wall is observed, that upon further investigation has been present since birth.


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Case information

rID: 52386
Published: 6th Apr 2017
Last edited: 16th May 2019
System: Breast, Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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