Juvenile breast hypertrophy in a year-old girl was treated by bilateral reduction mammoplasty (amputation type) with free transplantation of the areolae and. Many authors cite rapid breast enlargement shortly after the beginning of puberty requiring reduction of more than g as juvenile gigantomastia. Juvenile gigantomastia is a benign disorder of the breast in which one or both of the breasts underg.

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The woman was told by a folk healer that her condition may have been caused by a curse. The patient died four months after the onset of enlargement. The condition can also individually affect the nipples and areola instead of or in addition to the entire breast. Treatment is first aimed at treating any infections, ulcers, pain, and other complications.

One patient underwent subtotal mastectomy with implant reconstruction but required two subsequent operations for removal of recurrent hypertrophic breast tissue. Hypertrophy of the breast tissues may be caused by increased histologic sensitivity to certain hormones such as female sex hormonesprolactinand growth factors. European Journal of Human Genetics. Over the next eight months, both breasts grew abnormally large, and physicians treating her found that her physiological development was normal except for her breasts.

There are case reports of gigantomastia occurring in infants as well. Only comments written in English can be processed. In addition, extremely large breasts can result in psychological, emotional, and social problems. Summary and related texts. The condition can occur randomly, but it has also been seen to occur during puberty, pregnancy, or after taking certain medications.


Mastitis Nonpuerperal mastitis Subareolar abscess Granulomatous mastitis. Ill-fitting bras with narrow straps can cause chronic gogantomastia, redness, and indentations in the shoulders. Massive asymmetric virginal breast hypertrophy. While gigantomastia is considered a benign noncancerous condition, it can be physically disabling if not treated. When the swelling in the connective tissue occurs after birth, it can negatively impact long term milk supply.

Virginal breast hypertrophy of an year-old girl. In rare juvenil, a person with gigantomastia may need to have an emergency mastectomy because of complications. Finding large bra sizes and styles that fit is challenging. For some women, gigantomastia happens spontaneously without an obvious cause. The woman’s breasts can generate extraordinary discomfort, turning feverish, red, itchy, and even causing the skin to peel.

A year-old girl had unilateral hypertrophy treated with reduction surgery. Only comments seeking to improve the quality and accuracy of information on the Orphanet website are accepted. While on tamoxifen, the second postoperative result remained stable, and the contralateral breast, which had exhibited some minor hypertrophy, regressed in size.

Breast hypertrophy – Wikipedia

However, in most cases, surgery is considered to reduce the size of the breasts. European Journal of Pediatrics. Read also provides personalized recommendations to keep you up to date in your field. Many researchers define gigantomastia giganto,astia a breast enlargement that requires reduction of 1, to 2, grams per breast. Ask the Expert FAQs. What are the symptoms?

On April 17,a year-old woman named Lu-shi was treated for hypertrophy in a Chinese hospital.

When hypertrophy occurs in adolescence, noninvasive treatments, including pharmaceutical treatment, hormone therapy, and steroid use are not usually recommended due to known and unknown side effects. There are many misconceptions about what panic attacks look and feel like.


The condition is usually gigangomastia on a case-by-case basis. Use Read by QxMD to access full text via your institution or open access sources. A mastectomy involves removing all of the breast tissue.

Breast hypertrophy

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Insurance gigantomadtia in the United States typically require the physician to provide evidence that a woman’s large breasts cause headaches or back and neck pain before they will pay for reduction mammoplasty. Presentation of Four Cases and Review of the Literature”. Your Anxiety Loves Sugar.

After a mastectomy, you can get breast implants. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Familial juvenile hypertrophy of the breast is a rare breast malformation disorder juvenkle by unilateral or bilateral, symmetrical or asymmetrical, uncontrolled, rapid and massive enlargement of the breast s in peripubertal females, occurring in various members of a family. A Case Report and Review of the Literature”. A Medical and Surgical Challenge”.

Here’s a look at why and how. The breasts had begun to grow rapidly at puberty and had reached the point of causing physical impairment and respiratory compromise after one year. However, mastectomy and implants may not be best treatment gigantoamstia due to the risk of complications.

The swelling can suppress the milk supply, pinching off the milk ducts, and leading gigantoastia mastitis. Niger Postgrad Med J.