Poland’s syndrome: Correction of thoracic anomaly through minimal incisions

Pierluigi Santi, Pietro Berrino, Angelo Galli

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A method that minimizes residual scarring following Poland’s syndrome correction by latissimus dorsi muscle transposition and placement of a submuscular breast implant is described. In order to reduce any resulting unsightly scarring and, in particular, eliminate the anterior thoracic scar, both a dorsal S-shape and an axillary incision were made and the muscle flap was raised. A prothesis was then inserted and the muscle flap sutured to the anterior chest wall through an anterior incision symmetrical to the inferior border of the contralateral areola. The latter is a previously undescribed approach that produces good cosmetic results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)639-641
Number of pages3
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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