gigantomastia


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gigantomastia

 [ji-gan″to-mas´te-ah]
extreme macromastia.

gi·gan·to·mas·ti·a

(jī-gan'tō-mas'tē-ă),
Massive hypertrophy of the breast.
[giganto- + G. mastos, breast]
A marked increase in breast size in adolescent girls, which may be uni- or bilateral and characterised by ductal and stromal proliferation
Aetiology Uncertain
Management Reduction mammoplasty

gi·gan·to·mas·ti·a

(jī-gan'tō-mas'tē-ă)
Massive hypertrophy of the breast.
[giganto- + G. mastos, breast]
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[3] Juvenile gigantomastia should also be considered in adolescents as a reason for postoperative recurrence of macromastia.
Bilateral axillary masses mimicking as accessory breast with multiple fibroadenoma and bilateral gigantomastia in HIV-positive patient.
There are a myriad of terms describing this entity in the literature including virginal hypertrophy, juvenile gigantomastia, and juvenile macromastia [2, 3].
Gestational hypertrophy of the breast or gestational gigantomastia is a very rare clinical condition characterized by fast, unusual and painful breast growth during pregnancy first reported by Palmuth in 1648 (1, 2].
Apart from the thirty-three rare diseases listed above, the following twenty-one will be considered: "anodontia", "anotia", "argyria", "botulism", "brucellosis", "blepharospasm", "brachydactyly", "cryptophtalmia", "dengue", "diphtheria", "exencephaly", "favism", "fibrosarcoma", "gigantomastia", "glioma", "hemophilia", "hypertrichosis", "ichthyosis", "legionellosis", "leprosy" and "microcephaly ".
Juvenile, or virginal, gigantomastia is a rare condition that consists of a period of rapid breast tissue growth followed by sustained growth in the peripubertal years.
At four foot long, they're completely natural and the result of a rare condition called gigantomastia, which affects the breast connective tissue and causes rapid growth.
In patients with macromastia or gigantomastia, drugs are only marginally effective in reversing the condition; therefore, surgery (reduction mammaplasty) remains the mainstay of treatment [21].
Hawkins-Turner, who suffers from gigantomastia, a condition that involves slow, progressive growth of breast tissue, admits that despite her newfound fame, her breasts do create everyday problems.
The benign diagnoses included 3 fibroadenomas, 5 cases of fibrocystic change, 1 galactocele, 1 gestational gigantomastia, and 1 case of gynecomastia.