Poland's syndrome is a constellation of rare congenital anomalies that include hypoplasia of breast and underlying subcutaneous tissue, absence of the costosternal portion of the pectoralis major muscle, deformity or absence of ribs, absence of axillary hair, and syndactyly. Various surgical techniques have been described to repair such chest wall defects. We report a case of simultaneous Fonkalsrud procedure (costal cartilage-sparing version of the modified Ravitch procedure) and latissimus dorsi transfer in a 15-year-old boy with Poland's syndrome. The Fonkalsrud procedure has been used in the repair of pectus excavatum and pectus carinatum, and latissimus dorsi muscle transfer has been used in the repair of Poland's syndrome. In this report, we describe their combined use in an adolescent with severe pectus excavatum associated with Poland's syndrome. This combination of established operations resulted in a successful outcome.
- Poland's syndrome
- Ravitch procedure
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health