Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Challenge: These two physical findings are seen in what syndrome or sequence? The abnormalities are on the same side of the body.

First image is in the public domain. Second image is shown under Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License.


Elden said...

Poland Syndrome?

Craig Chen said...

Yes, great picture identification!

The first image shows syndactyly (fusion of the fingers). The second image shows aplasia or hypoplasia of the sternocostal portion of the pectoralis major muscle. These two findings are seen in the Poland syndrome, usually a unilateral condition.

Sources: UpToDate; Wikipedia.