There are a myriad of terms describing this entity in the literature including virginal hypertrophy
, juvenile gigantomastia, and juvenile macromastia [2, 3].
Other than Giant fibroadenomas, a wide variety of breast conditions can result in solitary or multiple giant masses such as phylloides tumour, virginal hypertrophy
, lipoma, hamartoma, cyst, abscess and carcinoma.
, giant fibroadenoma, and cystosarcoma phyllodes are the important differential diagnoses to be considered when one encounters a large breast mass.
* Virginal hypertrophy
. This is a familial condition in which an adolescent's breasts can enlarge up to 30-50 pounds each.
This uncontrolled overgrowth of the breasts in pubescent girls is called juvenile or virginal hypertrophy
The differentials of juvenile fibroadenoma include low-grade phyllodes tumor, virginal hypertrophy
, and rarely lipoma, hamartoma, breast abscess, macrocyst, adenocarcinoma, and pseudoangiomatous stromal hyperplasia.