Breast hypertrophy, of which one form is gigantomastia
, is a medical condition that can cause breasts to grow uncontrollably.
 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.
Rapid breast enlargement shortly after the beginning of puberty is termed as juvenile gigantomastia
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 .
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.