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Mon, 17.06.24

CASE COMMUNICATION

IMAJ | volume 25

Journal 7, July 2023
pages: 505-506

Unilateral Gynecomastia in an Adolescent with Poland Syndrome. A Clue for Diagnosis

1 Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, Israel 2 Institute of Medical Genetics, Wolfson Medical Center, Holon, Israel 3 Maccabi Healthcare Services, Holon, Israel 4 Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Summary

Children affected with Poland syndrome are born with missing or underdeveloped muscles (typically pectoralis major) on one side of the body. Breast abnormalities such as unilateral hypoplasia or agenesis of the breast and nipple may also occur. Other muscles on the affected side, including other muscles in the chest wall, shoulder, arm, and hand, may be missing or underdeveloped [1]. Ribs may be noticeable due to the loss of subcutaneous fat. Sparse or absent axillary and pectoral hairs are a common manifestation of this syndrome.

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