Current Thoracic Surgery 2019 , Vol 4 , Issue 1
Poland’s anomaly with contralateral spontaneous pneumothorax: is this a coincidence?
Güntuğ Batıhan1,Kenan Can Ceylan1,Şeyda Örs Kaya1
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Dr Suat Seren Chest Diseases and Surgery, Medical Practice and Research Center, University of Health Sciences, Izmir, Turkey DOI : 10.26663/cts.2019.0008 Viewed : 46 - Downloaded : 31 Poland’s syndrome is a rare developmental anomaly characterized by absence of pectoralis major muscle and presence of ipsilateral hand abnormalities (mostly syndactyly). Numerous malformations as a component of this syndrome was defined in literature such as congenital heart diseases, upper limb anomalies and pulmonary or renal hypoplasia. The incidence of Poland’s syndrome ranges from 1 in 7,000 to 1 in 100,000 live births. Here we describe a rare case of patient with Poland’s syndrome with contralateral spontaneous pneumothorax. Keywords : Poland’s anomaly, pneumothorax, congenital malformation