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Diseases

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Gigantomastia


Other Names for this Disease
  • Macromastia
  • Gestational gigantomastia (subtype)
  • Pregnancy-induced gigantomastia (subtype)
  • Idiopathic gigantomastia (subtype)
  • Puberty-induced gigantomastia (subtype)
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Treatment

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What treatment might be available for someone who has had recurrence of gigantomastia following a breast reduction?

Breast reduction with or without hormonal therapy is often the first line of treatment for women who have gigantomastia. However, recurrence of gigantomastia may occur, requiring a second breast reduction procedure or mastectomy. Mastectomy might be recommended following recurrence of gigantomastia after breast reduction, especially in those patients who have  gigantomastia associated with puberty or pregnancy.[1]  It is important to discuss this information with a health care provider in order to determine what treatment might be appropriate.
Last updated: 6/29/2009

References
  1. Dancey A, Khan M, Dawson J, Peart F. Gigantomastia - a classification and review of the literature. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. December 13, 2007;


Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Gigantomastia. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.
Other Names for this Disease
  • Macromastia
  • Gestational gigantomastia (subtype)
  • Pregnancy-induced gigantomastia (subtype)
  • Idiopathic gigantomastia (subtype)
  • Puberty-induced gigantomastia (subtype)
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.