Other Names for this Disease
- Gestational gigantomastia (subtype)
- Pregnancy-induced gigantomastia (subtype)
- Idiopathic gigantomastia (subtype)
- Puberty-induced gigantomastia (subtype)
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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. 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
- Finding Treatment Information - A video developed by GARD Information Specialists that explains how you can find information about treatment for a rare 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.