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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2014, Article ID 610363, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/610363
Case Report

Management and Follow-Up of a Case of Gestational Gigantomastia in a Brazilian Hospital

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hospital Santa Casa de Misericórdia, 29025-023 Vitória, ES, Brazil
2Department of Plastic Surgery, Hospital Santa Casa de Misericórdia, 29025-023 Vitória, ES, Brazil
3Department of Mastology, Hospital Santa Casa de Misericórdia, 29025-023 Vitória, ES, Brazil

Received 27 May 2014; Accepted 16 July 2014; Published 4 August 2014

Academic Editor: Loïc Sentilhes

Copyright © 2014 Pollyana Eler dos Reis et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Gigantomastia is a breast disorder that is associated with an exaggerated, rapid growth of the breasts, generally bilaterally. Since the pathology is rare and has seldom been described, its etiology has yet to be fully established, although there are speculations that a hormonal component may play an important role. Treatment is aimed at improving the clinical and psychological symptoms; however, the best therapeutic option varies from case to case. The present report describes a case of gestational gigantomastia seen at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Hospital da Santa Casa de Misericórdia, Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil, in a primigravida in the second trimester of pregnancy. The report follows this patient from her diagnosis until the completion of treatment with a third and final surgical procedure.