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Gigantomastia complicating pregnancy: a case report.
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PMID:  16805177     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Mammary gigantism is a rare, cosmetically embarrassing complication of pregnancy that may ulcerate and have potentially fatal bleeding. METHODS: A case report of a 20-year old primigravida with bilateral massive breast enlargement is presented to highlight the clinical presentation and management challenges of the condition. RESULTS: She was treated with local debridement, bromocriptine, antibiotics and blood transfusion with good results. The pregnancy however terminated at 27 weeks of gestation. CONCLUSION: Gigantomastia is a rare complication of pregnancy, which may pose a major management challenge. A favorable outcome may be achieved with prompt recognition of the condition and conservative management in selected cases.
T A Jido; A Z Mohamed; S U Alhasan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nigerian journal of medicine : journal of the National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1115-2613     ISO Abbreviation:  Niger J Med     Publication Date:    2006 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-29     Completed Date:  2006-08-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888321     Medline TA:  Niger J Med     Country:  Nigeria    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  167-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Aminu Kano University Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Breast Diseases / complications*,  therapy
Cell Enlargement
Mammary Glands, Human / microbiology,  physiopathology*
Pregnancy Complications*

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