Macromastia

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Macromastia, also breast hypertrophy,[1] is excessively large breasts.

Breast reduction and reduction mammoplasty redirect here.

General

  • Clinical diagnosis.
  • Operative management typically motivated by pain.[1]
  • Significant incidental findings in reduction mammoplasties are uncommon - 3% in a series of 198 patients.[2]

Microscopic

See normal breast.

DDx:

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Reduction mammoplasty

A. Right Breast (610 grams), Reduction Mammoplasty:
- Benign breast tissue and skin within normal limits.

B. Left Breast (630 grams), Reduction Mammoplasty:
- Benign breast tissue and skin within normal limits.

Alternate

A. Right Breast (630 grams), Reduction Mammoplasty:
- Breast tissue and skin within normal limits.

B. Left Breast (680 grams), Reduction Mammoplasty:
- Breast tissue and skin within normal limits.

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Pérez-Panzano, E.; Güemes-Sánchez, A.; Gascón-Catalán, A. (Apr 2016). "Quality of Life Following Symptomatic Macromastia Surgery: Short- and Long-term Evaluation.". Breast J. doi:10.1111/tbj.12589. PMID 27038061.
  2. Talghini, S. (Nov 2013). "Is macromastia a risk factor for breast cancer? A study on 198 patients.". Pak J Biol Sci 16 (21): 1348-52. PMID 24511745.