Poland’s Syndrome Treatment

Poland’s Syndrome Treatment

What is Poland’s Syndrome?

Poland Syndrome is a congenital condition (“birth defect”) that causes failure of the breast to develop.  This usually results in a breast that is much smaller than the other, sometimes with a nipple, sometimes without.  Procedures pioneered at the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery can allow for lasting correction, balance, and symmetry.

What Can be Done?

Breast reconstruction is a commonly sought solution for the breast impacted by Poland’s syndrome. Implant reconstruction is usually suggested as a first step but is made difficult by the lack of chest muscle to cover the implant and the shortage of skin and breast tissue to accommodate the implant. when implants are an undesirable choice or have failed to correct the breast deficiency, DIEP and GAP flap reconstruction can restore breast volume and shape with a natural and soft result.

 
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What are the Benefits?

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What are the Risks?

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The Procedure

  • What to Expect

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  • The Operation

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  • The Followup

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Poland Syndrome is a congenital condition (“birth defect”) that causes failure of the breast to develop.  This usually results in a breast that is much smaller than the other, sometimes with a nipple, sometimes without.  Procedures pioneered at the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery can allow for lasting correction, balance, and symmetry.


Poland’s syndrome (also known as Poland syndrome, Poland’s syndactyly and Poland’s anomaly) is a condition that can affect the development of the chest, breast, and upper extremity. It is present at birth but often goes undiagnosed until later in life since the severity of the effects varies from person to person. Poland’s is more common in males than females and has been estimated to occur from one in 10,000 to one in 100,000 births.

Women with Poland’s usually have underdevelopment of the breast on the affected side. This may range from a breast that is simply smaller than the other to complete absence of the breast and its associated nipple/areola. The large chest muscle (pectoralis) is also impacted and may be completely absent in some cases. deformities of the ribs and skeletal chest wall may also be present. These developmental shortcomings can be compared to a “congenital radical mastectomy” in the most severe cases.

Breast reconstruction is a commonly sought solution for the breast impacted by Poland’s syndrome. Implant reconstruction is usually suggested as a first step but is made difficult by the lack of chest muscle to cover the implant and the shortage of skin and breast tissue to accommodate the implant. when implants are an undesirable choice or have failed to correct the breast deficiency, dIeP and GAP flap reconstruction can restore breast volume and shape with a natural and soft result.

Listen to an interview about Poland’s Treatment with Dr. Dellacroce on Blog Talk Radio


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