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Slovenska pediatrija 2017; 24: 238-243


Case report

POLAND SYNDROME – CASE REPORT

K. Esih
Zdravstveni dom Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenija

J. Drobež
Zdravstveni dom Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenija

S. Bertok
Klinični oddelek za endokrinologijo, diabetes in bolezni presnove, Pediatrična klinika, Univerzitetni klinični center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenija

Abstract

Poland syndrome is a congenital disorder characterised by unilateral chest muscle aplasia or hypoplasia and malformations of the ipsilateral upper extremity, usually ipsilateral syndactyly or brachydactyly or, less commonly, oligodactyly. Mild forms of Poland syndrome may remain unnoticed by family members and unrecognised by doctors in infancy and early childhood. We present the case of a 19–month-old boy with previously unrecognised Poland syndrome.

Key words: Poland syndrome, pectoralis muscle, syndactyly.

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