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Poland syndrome, a rare disorder

Poland syndrome is a one-sided upper body deformity where fat and muscle is reduced and there are malformations of the nipple, breast, ribs, arm, hand, and fingers, and abnormal hair distribution. It is commonly undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, affecting mainly males and can be found in conjunction with such disorders as Moebius syndrome and Klippel-Feil syndrome. Diagnosis is via clinical examination and CT scan, and treatment is with the assistance of a plastic surgeon to reconstruct the chest wall and other deformities.

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  • Malformation of the nipple
  • Malformation of the breast
  • Malformation of the ribs
  • Malformation of the arm
  • Malformation of the hand
  • Malformation of the fingers
  • Abnormal hair distribution
  • Body deformity

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About: Poland syndrome, a rare disorder

Date: 2005

Source: About

Author: Mary Kugler

URL: http://rarediseases.about.com/cs/polandsyndrome/a/041104.htm

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