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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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr Rahman led a team of surgeons in Ilorin to perform a total bilateral excision of the hypertrophied axillary breasts, and bilateral breast amputation with composite nipple-areola complex graft of the normally located breasts.

Aging Changes in the Breast As you age, the tissue and structure of your breasts begin to change.

While on tamoxifen, the second postoperative result remained stable, and the contralateral breast, which had exhibited some minor hypertrophy, regressed in size. More research is needed. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. She had no recurrence and did not require additional surgery. Julian—Gregorian uncertainty CS1 Spanish-language sources es Infobox medical condition new All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from November Commons category link from Wikidata.

The weight of her breasts was not reported in detail, but seemed to weigh “as much as two children. There is no universally accepted definition for the amount of growth. The swelling can suppress the milk supply, pinching off the milk ducts, and leading to mastitis.


Juvenile gigantomastia in a 12-year-old girl: a case report.

However, research has shown that puberty and pregnancy-induced gigantomastia may reoccur after breast reduction surgery. You need to log in or sign up for an account to be able to comment. If not treated, gigantomastia can lead to problems with posture and back problems, which can be physically disabling.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Hypertrophy of breast. European Journal of Plastic Surgery. InDr Ganiyu Adebisi Rahman and his colleagues reported the case of a year-old woman who presented with massive swelling of her breasts and bilateral axillary swellings of juvneile years duration.

The Malaysian journal of pathology. Presentation of Four Cases and Review of the Literature”. The condition is usually treated on a case-by-case basis.

What Is Gigantomastia?

Archived from the original on Juvenile gigantomastia of extreme magnitude: Reconstructive surgery can be performed at the same time as your mastectomy surgery. Genetics and an increased sensitivity to female hormones, like prolactin or estrogen, are thought to play a role.

Surgery to reduce the size of the breasts is called breast reduction surgery. About one year postpartum, her breasts rapidly atrophied to AA cup size. It doesn’t occur in men. One of the most severe cases of macromastia was reported from Ilorin in Nigeria. Treatment is first aimed at treating any infections, ulcers, pain, and other complications.

For example, teenagers with the condition may be harassed or embarrassed at school. How is it diagnosed? Nipple discharge Galactorrhea Inverted nipple Cracked nipples.


In addition, extremely large breasts can result in psychological, emotional, and social problems. You may not know you have dense breast tissue until an X-ray reveals it. Most of the time, other diagnostic tests aren’t needed unless your doctor suspects you have another underlying disorder.

The exact cause of gigantomastia isn’t known. When secondary juvenilw pregnancy, it may resolve itself without treatment after the giganfomastia ends. Pregnancy is recognized as the second most common reason for hypertrophy. While gigantomastia is considered a benign noncancerous condition, it can be physically disabling if not treated. 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.

The woman was told by a folk healer that her condition may have been caused by a curse.

In some cases, the condition resolves on its own, but many women with gigantomastia will need to have breast reduction surgery or a mastectomy. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Here’s a look at why and how. Another type of surgery, known as mastectomy, has gigantomastiz much lower rate of reoccurrence. The growth occurred during puberty making it a case of juvenile gigantomastia, but the patient did not seek treatment until the age of Ina woman reported that her breasts grew at puberty from nothing to a C cup in one month.