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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 72  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 222--223

Poland syndrome (anomaly) with congenital hemangioma: A new association


1 Departments of Dermatology, Medical college, Calicut, India
2 Departments of Pediatrics, Medical college, Calicut, India

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Najeeba Riyaz
Arakkal, Chalappuram, Calicut 673 002
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DOI: 10.4103/0378-6323.25785

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Unilateral defect of pectoral muscle and ipsilateral syndactyly constitute Poland syndrome. Absence or hypoplasia of the breast and nipple, axillary hair loss and dermatoglyphic abnormalities have also been reported in this syndrome. The primary defect could be in the development of the proximal subclavian artery with early deficit of blood flow to the distal limb and the pectoral region, resulting in partial loss of tissue in those regions. However, the association of congenital hemangioma with Poland sequence has not been observed so far. Such an association is being reported here in a 1-year-old infant, second-born of nonconsanguineous parents, who also had polydactyly instead of the documented syndactyly.






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