Poland Syndrome is a rare birth disorder characterized by underdevelopment or absence of the pectoralis on one side of the body.
has anyone every heard of a surgery necessary for someone with poland's syndrome that would cause the patient to need a diaper for 3 weeks after surgery? this is my 8 yr. old grandson, whose mother is being very vague about the surgery information. i have heard there can be abnormalities both gastrointestinal and ureteric these could possibly be reasons. does anyone have experience with this? thank you.
CoRDS, or the Coordination of Rare Diseases at Sanford, is based at Sanford Research in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. It provides researchers with a centralized, international patient registry for all rare diseases. This program allows patients and researchers to connect as easily as possible to help advance treatments and cures for rare diseases. The CoRDS team works with patient advocacy groups, individuals and researchers to help in the advancement of research in over 7,000 rare diseases. The registry is free for patients to enroll and researchers to access.
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Researchers can contact CoRDS to determine if the registry contains participants with the rare disease they are researching. If the researcher determines there is a sufficient number of participants or data on the rare disease of interest within the registry, the researcher can apply for access. Upon approval from the CoRDS Scientific Advisory Board, CoRDS staff will reach out to participants on behalf of the researcher. It is then up to the participant to determine if they would like to join the study.
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I am 51 year old female born with a more severe case of Poland Syndrome affecting my right side. Although my hands were not affected I am missing the pectoral muscle along with other...
I was recently diagnosed with Poland Syndrome this year, it only took 23 years to finally have an answer.
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