Other Names for this Disease
- Poland anomaly
- Poland sequence
- Poland syndactyly
- Poland's syndrome
- Unilateral defect of pectoralis muscle and syndactyly of the hand
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In the few reported familial cases, researchers suggest that the condition may have stemmed from an inherited susceptibility to events such as interruption of blood flow that may predispose a person to the anomaly (i.e., make a person more likely to develop the anomaly).
- Learning About Poland Anomaly. National Human Genome Research Institute. June 28, 2010; http://www.genome.gov/14514230. Accessed 9/30/2010.