Poland syndrome (a case report)

Deniz O., Tozkoparan E., Gumus S., Yildiz Y., Savci S., Bilgic H., ...More

TUBERKULOZ VE TORAK-TUBERCULOSIS AND THORAX, vol.53, no.3, pp.275-279, 2005 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 53 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.275-279
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Poland syndrome is characterized with unilateral absence of pectoralis major muscle. Its incidence is one in 30000 live births. A 20 years old case with Poland syndrome is presented together with its clinical and laboratory features in this study. The case had anomaly of shortness of right hand fingers and syndactily between second and third fingers in addition to absence of right pectoralis muscle group. There was not another associated anomaly except aforementioned ones. Strength loss in abduction and adduction of right shoulder was detected with Cybex dynamometer. Furthermore decrease in predicted maximal inspiratory and expiratory pressures was detected.