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Gazzetta Medica Italiana - Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2021 October;180(10):626-8

DOI: 10.23736/S0393-3660.21.04607-6

Copyright © 2021 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

lingua: Inglese

Poland Syndrome: a case that reminds to clinicians that every child must be completely undressed in physical examination

Katerina KAMBOURI 1 , Savas DEFTEREOS 2, Konstantina BEKIARIDOU 1, Markos MARKOU 3, George VOULGARIS 3, George NISTIKOULIS 2, Nikolaos PAPADOPOULOS 3

1 Department of Pediatric Surgery, Alexandroupolis University Hospital, Democritus University of Thrace, Xanthi, Greece; 2 Department of Radiology, Alexandroupolis University Hospital, Democritus University of Thrace, Xanthi, Greece; 3 Department of Plastic Surgery, Alexandroupolis University Hospital, Democritus University of Thrace, Xanthi, Greece



Poland Syndrome is an association of multiple congenital anomalies in a patient’s body. Most patients have absence or underdevelopment of pectoralis major muscle associated by possible athelia, hypoplasia of the breast, agenesis of cartilages and syndactyly. It is a rare syndrome, so to diagnose it every doctor can examine carefully and undress his/her patient. Herein, the presentation of a Poland Syndrome case proves the importance of undressing the patient to avoid misdiagnosis.


KEY WORDS: Poland Syndrome; Physical examination; Child

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