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Vol 62, No 4 (2003)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2003-09-05
Submitted: 2012-02-06
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A developmental anomaly of the mammary glands - gigantomastia. A case report

Wojciech Chromiński, Barbara Madej, Ryszard Maciejewski, Kamil Torres, Roman Ciechanek, Franciszek Burdan
Folia Morphol 2003;62(4):517-518.

open access

Vol 62, No 4 (2003)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2003-09-05
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

Developmental anomalies of the breast are frequently observed in women. The most serious pathology is gigantomastia. This type of breast hypertrophy may be caused by hypersensitivity of the breast oestrogen and progesterone receptors, by disturbances of the normal balance of oestrogen and androgen hormones, by hyperthyroidism or by hormonal activity of the neoplasm. In most cases gigantomastia produces pathological changes in the vertebral column which become manifest as discopathia, scoliosis or scoliokyphosis. A case of gigantomastia treated with surgery is presented and the effect of plastic operation is demonstrated. Surgery may be recommended as an excellent therapeutic treatment of gigantomastia.

Abstract

Developmental anomalies of the breast are frequently observed in women. The most serious pathology is gigantomastia. This type of breast hypertrophy may be caused by hypersensitivity of the breast oestrogen and progesterone receptors, by disturbances of the normal balance of oestrogen and androgen hormones, by hyperthyroidism or by hormonal activity of the neoplasm. In most cases gigantomastia produces pathological changes in the vertebral column which become manifest as discopathia, scoliosis or scoliokyphosis. A case of gigantomastia treated with surgery is presented and the effect of plastic operation is demonstrated. Surgery may be recommended as an excellent therapeutic treatment of gigantomastia.
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Keywords

gigantomastia; breast anomaly; treatment; breast reduction

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Title

A developmental anomaly of the mammary glands - gigantomastia. A case report

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 62, No 4 (2003)

Pages

517-518

Published online

2003-09-05

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2003;62(4):517-518.

Keywords

gigantomastia
breast anomaly
treatment
breast reduction

Authors

Wojciech Chromiński
Barbara Madej
Ryszard Maciejewski
Kamil Torres
Roman Ciechanek
Franciszek Burdan

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