Poland syndrome

Case contributed by Dr J. Ray Ballinger


Screening mammogram.

Patient Data

Age: 40s
Gender: Female

Small right breast with absence of the pectoralis muscle on the same side. Technologist noted chest wall deformity on that side.

Case Discussion

Poland Syndrome (congenital absence of the pectoralis muscle) is a rare developmental disorder. It occurs in about 1/20,000 - 1/50,000 live births. It frequently includes the presence of other deformities include ipsilateral syndactyly. Right side is more commonly involved than the left and males predominate. 

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Case information

rID: 23671
Case created: 2nd Jul 2013
Last edited: 15th Nov 2015
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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