Poland syndrome

Case contributed by Dr J. Ray Ballinger


Screening mammogram.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female

Small right breast with absence of the ipsilateral pectoralis muscle. The 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
Published: 2nd Jul 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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