What is it?

Poland Syndrome is a rare congenital condition that affects the development of chest muscles, typically on one side of the body. It is more common in males than females and can affect individuals of any race or ethnicity.

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Signs & symptoms

Symptoms of Poland Syndrome can vary widely but often include underdeveloped or absent chest muscles, nipple and breast abnormalities, and differences in the size and shape of the affected arm and hand. Other associated symptoms may include rib and shoulder blade abnormalities, as well as scoliosis or other spinal deformities.


Diagnosis of Poland Syndrome is typically made based on physical examination and medical history. Imaging tests such as X-rays, CT scans, or MRI scans may also be used to help diagnose the condition.


Treatment for Poland Syndrome typically involves a combination of surgical and non-surgical approaches. Surgery may be recommended to correct chest wall deformities, restore symmetry, and improve function. Non-surgical treatments such as physical therapy or cosmetic procedures may also be used to improve muscle strength and appearance.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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