Ann Surg Treat Res.  2015 Mar;88(3):166-169. 10.4174/astr.2015.88.3.166.

An idiopathic gigantomastia

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Surgery, Konkuk University Medical Center, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. 20110364@kuh.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Plastic Surgery, Konkuk University Medical Center, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 3Department of Pathology, Konkuk University Medical Center, Konkuk University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Gigantomastia is a rare condition characterized by excessive breast growth. It has been reported that the majority of gigantomastia cases occur during either pregnancy or puberty. We were presented with a rare case of gigantomastia associated with neither pregnancy nor puberty, and successfully treated it with reduction mammaplasty and free nipple graft. This idiopathic gigantomastia is the very first case in Korea, and adds to the worldwide total of 9 reported cases.

Keyword

Gigantomastia; Breast; Reduction; Mammaplasty

MeSH Terms

Adolescent
Breast
Female
Humans
Korea
Mammaplasty
Nipples
Pregnancy
Puberty
Transplants
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