Massive asymmetric virginal breast hypertrophy

David T. Netscher, Ali M. Mosharrafa, Rodolfo Laucirica

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Abstract

Massive unilateral virginal breast hypertrophy in a 13-year-old girl was treated by right breast reduction, with removal of 2,968 g of breast tissue. A year later, the patient had enlargement of the left breast, and contralateral reduction mammoplasty was done. Two-year follow-up has shown no further enlargement. This case lends itself to a discussion with regard to the differential diagnosis of unilateral breast hypertrophy in adolescence. True virginal gigantomastia is relatively rare. Surgical reduction mammoplasty plays a pivotal role in the treatment of massive virginal breast hypertrophy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)434-437
Number of pages4
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Volume89
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Hypertrophy
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Mammaplasty
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Massive asymmetric virginal breast hypertrophy. / Netscher, David T.; Mosharrafa, Ali M.; Laucirica, Rodolfo.

In: Southern Medical Journal, Vol. 89, No. 4, 01.04.1996, p. 434-437.

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Netscher, David T. ; Mosharrafa, Ali M. ; Laucirica, Rodolfo. / Massive asymmetric virginal breast hypertrophy. In: Southern Medical Journal. 1996 ; Vol. 89, No. 4. pp. 434-437.
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