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Poland syndrome


Other Names for this Disease

  • Poland anomaly
  • Poland sequence
  • Poland syndactyly
  • Poland's syndrome
  • Unilateral defect of pectoralis muscle and syndactyly of the hand
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  • I have Poland syndrome. I have a support group here in the U.S. and I also belong to one in the UK. Are there any numbers to report on just how many people in the U.S. have Poland syndrome? Click here for answer

  • I am a 46 year old female who was born with Polands Syndrome. I was missing the upper ribs and the chest wall on my right side. As a result I am now facing multiple spinal problems and am looking for the correct treatment by the correct specialists. How do I go about finding spine specialists who have worked with this condition? Click here for answer

  • I was diagnosed with Poland syndrome at age 28. A tumor has been found on my liver, and the MRI result was "suspected hemangioma benign tumor." Is this common in people with Poland syndrome? I would also be grateful for any other information about Poland syndrome. Click here for answer

  • I recently gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. She was born without her right pectoral muscle and has been diagnosed with Poland syndrome. Upon researching this condition, I have learned that her right breast probably won't develop. While this may not be of concern right now, it will someday be important. Could you please provide me with information about this condition? I am interested in learning more about the causes, symptoms and treatment. Click here for answer

  • What is Poland syndrome? Does this condition cause physiologic functional impairment? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • Poland anomaly
  • Poland sequence
  • Poland syndactyly
  • Poland's syndrome
  • Unilateral defect of pectoralis muscle and syndactyly of the hand
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.