Poland syndrome

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Poland syndrome

Poland syndrome is characterized by an underdeveloped or absent chest muscle on one side of the body, absence of the breastbone portion (sternal) of the chest muscle, and webbing of the fingers of the hand on the same side. The cause of Poland syndrome is not known. This syndrome is nearly always sporadic. It tends to be right sided and is more common in boys than girls.
 

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The terms "Poland syndrome" returned 23 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A hyperlucent hemithorax on a chest radiograph: Poland syndrome as an uncommon extrapulmonic source.
 

Author(s): Edward Calif, Shalom Stahl, Jeries Hakim

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. 2013 May;15(5):260-1.

 

Last Updated: 11 Jul 2013

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Chest wall reconstruction with methacrylate prosthesis in Poland syndrome.
 

Author(s): Elisabet Arango Tomás, Carlos Baamonde Laborda, Javier Algar Algar, Angel Salvatierra Velázquez

Journal: Arch. Bronconeumol.. 2013 Oct;49(10):450-2.

 

Poland syndrome is a rare congenital malformation. This syndrome was described in 1841 by Alfred Poland at Guy's Hospital in London. It is characterized by hypoplasia of the breast and nipple, subcutaneous tissue shortages, lack of the costosternal portion of the pectoralis major ...

Last Updated: 1 Oct 2013

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Prevalence of metabolic syndrome among 40- and 50-year-old inhabitants of Wroclaw, Poland.
 

Author(s): Rafał Ilow, Bożena Regulska-Ilow, Dorota Różańska, Alicja Kowalisko, Jadwiga Biernat

Journal: Ann Agric Environ Med. 2012 ;19(3):551-6.

 

The metabolic syndrome (MetS) has been discussed for many years, but there is no doubt that those who have confirmed the presence of risk factors comprising the MetS had a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of MetS among 40- ...

Last Updated: 1 Oct 2012

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The terms "Poland syndrome" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Poland-Möbius syndrome.
 

Author(s): D L Parker, P R Mitchell, G L Holmes

Journal: J. Med. Genet.. 1981 Aug;18(4):317-20.

 

A patient with stigmata of both the Möbius syndrome and the Poland syndrome is presented. This is now the twelfth well-documented patient with a combination of the two syndromes. The association of the Poland syndrome and the Möbius syndrome occurs with sufficient frequency that ...

Last Updated: 24 Nov 1981

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