Breast reconst ruction after mastectomy for gestational gigantomastia

Oren Lapid

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Background Gestational gigantomastia (GGM) is a rare complication of pregnancy. Management usually is initiated with bromocriptine. If this is unsuccessful, surgery may be required. The surgical management may be by breast reduction or by mastectomy and delayed reconstruction. Case A 24-year-old woman (G1P0) presented at 24 weeks gestation with massive hypertrophy of her breasts. A decision to operate was made by a multidisciplinary team. At 30 weeks gestation, bilateral mastectomies were performed, with removal of more than 8 kg per side. Reconstruction was started 10 months after delivery using tissue expanders followed by definitive implants. Conclusion GGM can be successfully reconstructed. Knowledge of the treatment process and the expected outcomes can help clinicians inform their patients.Level of Evidence V This journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each article. For a full description of these Evidence-Based Medicine ratings, please refer to the Table of Contents or the online Instructions to Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)388-391
Number of pages4
JournalAesthetic Plastic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Breast hypertrophy
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Breast reduction
  • Gestational gigantomastia
  • Mastectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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