Eur J Plast Surg (2015) 38:161–162 DOI 10.1007/s00238-014-1018-5 LETTER TO THE EDITOR A variant of Poland’s syndrome: axillary web containing rudimentary pectoralis major muscle Burak Ersen & Ramazan Kahveci & Mehmet can Saki & Ayse Sahin & Orhan Tunali & Ismail Aksu Received: 20 August 2014 /Accepted: 29 August 2014 /Published online: 30 September 2014 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014 Sir, Poland’s syndrome is a congenital anomaly characterized by the unilateral absence of the sternocostal head of the pectoralis major muscle with ipsilateral chest wall and limb deformities. The incidence of Poland’s syndrome is about 1:30,000 live births and the syndrome is more common in males than in females.  The true cause of Poland’s syndromeisunknown today. Even though in utero vascular anomalies have been proposed, the real mechanism remains unknown. Since the first mention of Poland’s cadaveric study in 1841 and the naming of Poland syndrome in 1962, many variants of this Fig. 2 Pre-operative step-incision planning syndrome have been described [2–4]. The absence of the sternocostal head of pectoralis major muscle has been Fig. 1 Pre-operative Z-plasty planing : : : : : B. Ersen (*) R. Kahveci M. can Saki A. Sahin O. Tunali I. Aksu School
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Apr 1, 2015
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