macromastia


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macromastia

[‚mak·rō′mas·tē·ə]
(medicine)
The condition of having abnormally enlarged breasts.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Once the breasts have become excessively enlarged (macromastia), further enlargement can be hindered by administering progesterone alone in the same manner and at the same doses used for prevention of breast enlargement.
Our study compared the frequency of breast asymmetry in women who have small breasts (breast augmentation patients) with that in women who have other common breast problems, such as breast ptosis and macromastia.
Kerrigan has described seven symptoms in patients with macromastia. [1] These are back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, arm pain, numbness on arms, rashes under the breasts, and grooving from bra straps on shoulders.
This combination can effectively reduce the number of aesthetically unpleasing results of BCS in patients with macromastia while maintaining adequate margin for the tumor excision (12, 13).
Finally, an overlapping meaning can be noted for pseudogynecomastia, also called lipomastia or augmented adipose tissue (1, 7, 17, 18), as well as for pediatric macromastia, which is also known as juvenile hypertrophy (23).
(1) Bilateral breast reduction is most commonly performed for symptomatic macromastia, and unilateral breast reduction (balancing) is frequently used to improve asymmetry due to cancer surgery or congenital causes.
There are a myriad of terms describing this entity in the literature including virginal hypertrophy, juvenile gigantomastia, and juvenile macromastia [2, 3].
(1,2) Macromastia is defined as an excess of breast tissue greater than 1 (> 1) and less than (< 2) 2 kg per breast.
Gestational macromastia can manifest either in first pregnancy or after previous normal pregnancies (6).
A 36-year-old Korean woman with congenital symmastia and macromastia visited our hospital for corrective surgery.