Poland syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Alexandra Stanislavsky

Hyperlucency of the left hemithorax is secondary to the absence of the left pectoralis muscle and of some of the anterior ends of left ribs, consistent with Poland syndrome. Cardiomediastinal shift to the right is due to the chest wall deformity.


Congenitally absent left pectoralis muscle and some of the anterior ends of left ribs.

Case Discussion

Finding consistent with Poland syndrome.

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Case information

rID: 10575
Published: 22nd Aug 2010
Last edited: 15th Aug 2018
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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