Congratulations…you have Poland's syndrome

Congratulations…you have Poland's syndrome Eur J Plast Surg (2012) 35:117 DOI 10.1007/s00238-011-0613-y LETTER TO THE EDITOR Zeeshan Ahmad & Daniel J. Prinsloo Received: 20 April 2011 /Accepted: 21 June 2011 /Published online: 12 July 2011 Springer-Verlag 2011 Sir, Poland's features live entirely normal and fulfilling lives. Poland's ‘syndrome’ is a congenital condition described Hence we humbly put forward the suggestion for our clinical by Alfred Poland in 1841 whilst studying medicine at colleagues to perhaps use the term ‘Poland's features’, which Guy's Hospital [1]. The authors would like to stress that is not nearly as alarming as being told you have a syndrome. patients with Poland's features are a spectrum. Some may be mildly affected, whilst others may have several hallmark features affecting the whole of the upper limb References and the chest wall as well as their psychological and functional sequelae [2]. Therefore, when patients are told 1. Poland A (1841) Deficiency of the pectoral muscles. Guy Hosp they have Poland's syndrome, most of them are shocked, Rep 6:191–193 concerned and often go about trying to find out more 2. Moir CR, Johnson CH (2008) Poland's syndrome. Semin Pediatr information about their syndrome; yet, most patients with Surg 17(3):161–166 Z. Ahmad (*) D. J. Prinsloo Department of Plastic Surgery, University Hopsital North Staffordshire, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire ST4 6TA, UK e-mail: European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

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