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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Orphanet: Familial juvenile hypertrophy of the breast

However, mastectomy and implants may not be best treatment option due to the risk of complications. Lastly, the year-old patient did not require secondary surgery, suggesting that older patients may be treated definitively with reduction surgery alone.

She underwent breast reduction surgery to relieve her pain. At the onset of puberty, some females with who have experienced little or no breast development can reportedly reach three or more cup sizes within a few days see below.

Aging Changes in the Breast As you age, the tissue and structure of your breasts begin to change. Some adolescent females experience minimal or negligible breast growth until their breasts suddenly grow very rapidly in a short period of time.

Juvenile gigantomastia.

Hypertrophy of the breast can affect the breasts equally, but usually affects one breast more than the other, thereby causing asymmetry, when one breast is larger than the other. Three patients were treated for initial management of juvenile gigantomastia and one patient was evaluated for a gestationally induced recurrence of juvenile gigantomastia. After her third childbirth, they grew 10 cup sizes, and after her fourth child was born, they grew nine cup sizes.


Inthe Japanese journal Surgery Today reported on the case of a year-old girl. A bilateral reduction mammaplasty with free nipple grafts was performed. After her second child was born, her breasts increased six cup sizes. Juvenilr mammary dysplasia Duct ectasia of breast Chronic cystic mastitis Mammoplasia Gynecomastia Adipomastia lipomastia, pseudogynecomastia Breast hypertrophy Breast atrophy Micromastia Amastia Anisomastia Breast engorgement.

Breast hypertrophy – Wikipedia

You may be able to reduce the size of your large breasts without surgery. The breasts had begun to grow rapidly at puberty and had reached the point of causing physical impairment and respiratory compromise after one year. 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.

They also commonly require the patient to try alternative treatments like physical therapy for a year or more. At their largest, one breast weighed 6. The documents contained in this web site are presented for information purposes only. This is because there is high chance jufenile reoccurrence. Yigantomastia is no universally accepted definition for the amount of growth.

How to Reduce Breast Size Naturally You may be able to reduce the size of your large breasts without surgery. She was administered tamoxifen afterward to suppress breast regrowth.

Ina woman reported that her breasts grew at puberty from nothing to a C cup in one month. Juvenile gigantomastia is a rare, massive breast jjuvenile. European Journal of Plastic Surgery. The growth may occur slowly over a period juvenle a few years. Reconstructive surgery can be performed at the same time as your mastectomy surgery. Niger Postgrad Med J. There are gigajtomastia reports of gigantomastia occurring in infants as well.


Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open. Retrieved 21 March The recovery from mastectomy is different for everyone. Medical regimens have included tamoxifen[25] progesteronebromocriptinethe gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist leuprorelinand testosterone.

Existing User Sign In. Some women with virginal breast hypertrophy experience breast growth at a steady rate for several years, after which the breasts rapidly develop exceeding normal growth. The muvenile cause of gigantomastia isn’t known. During a breast reduction surgery, a plastic surgeon will reduce the amount of breast tissue, remove excess skin, and reposition the nipple and the dark skin around it.

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

Health care resources for this disease Expert centres 31 Diagnostic tests 0 Patient organisations 0 Orphan drug s 0. It was first scientifically described in Gigantomastia doesn’t cause cancer and doesn’t spread to other parts of the body. In the case of a year-old Japanese girl reported inher “massively enlarged” breasts caused her “intense psychological problems, incapacitating her in school activities and social relations.

The effect can produce a minor size variation to an extremely large breast asymmetry.

The breast growth can occur over the course of a few years, but there have been some cases of gigantomastia where a woman’s breasts grew three or more cup sizes within a few days.