virginal hypertrophy

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

virginal hypertrophy

Gigantomastia A marked ↑ in breast size in adolescent ♀, which may be uni– or bilateral and characterized by ductal and stromal proliferation Etiology Uncertain Management Reduction mammoplasty
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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.
Virginal hypertrophy, 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.