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Gigantomastia complicating pregnancy. Case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7900515     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Gigantomastia, or Gravidic macromastia, during pregnancy is a diffuse increase in size of the breasts over and above their physiologic size. It is a rare disorder of undetermined etiology, that may be due to hormonal excess or to hypersensitivity of the target organ. The histologic appearance is of glandular hyperplasia with an increase in connective tissue. Treatment during pregnancy is supportive and pharmacologic; once the patient has delivered surgical treatment is usually indicated. We present herewith a case report of gigantomastia during pregnancy, with a discussion of the treatment and a review of the literature.
Y Wolf; D Pauzner; A Groutz; I Walman; M P David
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0001-6349     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Publication Date:  1995 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-04-25     Completed Date:  1995-04-25     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370343     Medline TA:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  159-63     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology B, Serlin Maternity Hospital, Tel Aviv University, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Breast / drug effects,  pathology*,  surgery
Combined Modality Therapy
Hyperplasia / therapy
Hypertrophy / therapy
Pregnancy Complications / pathology,  therapy*

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