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Macromastia, also breast hypertrophy, is excessively large breasts.
Breast reduction and reduction mammoplasty redirect here.
- Clinical diagnosis.
- Operative management typically motivated by pain.
- Significant incidental findings in reduction mammoplasties are uncommon - 3% in a series of 198 patients.
- Benign breast tissue.
- The specimens usually come with a mass. Some health insurance plans require a minimum mass removed, e.g. 500 grams.
- See normal breast.
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Edwards, Kim. Breast reduction surgery, CBC News. May 29, 2008. Available at: https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/breast-reduction-surgery-1.726015. Accessed on: 3 December 2020.