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ABSTRACT: Poland syndrome is a rare congenital anomaly characterized by unilateral chest wall hypoplasia and ipsilateral hand abnormalities. The indications for chest and breast reconstruction are determined on the basis of functional and aesthetic concerns. The traditional open approach uses a latissimus dorsi muscle flap to attain chest symmetry. Endoscopically assisted latissimus dorsi muscle harvesting has been reported previously, combined with an additional incision for muscle fixation. We present a case series using minimally invasive surgery in Poland syndrome. In our last case, latissimus dorsi muscle harvesting and transposition was performed completely videoendoscopically. We believe we are the first to report this technique in the literature.
Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques 03/2007; 17(1):108-13. · 1.07 Impact Factor