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Clin Plast Surg. 2016 Apr;43(2):429-39. doi: 10.1016/j.cps.2015.12.006. Epub 2016 Feb 15.

Avoiding Complications in Gigantomastia.

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1
Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA.
2
Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA. Electronic address: rubipj@UPMC.EDU.

Abstract

Gigantomastia is a disabling condition for patients and presents unique challenges to plastic surgeons. Presentation can occur throughout different phases of life, and treatment often begins with nonoperative measures; however, the most effective way to relieve symptoms is surgical breast reduction. Because of the large amount of tissue removed, surgeons can encounter different intraoperative and postoperative complications. By understanding this disease process and these complications, surgeons can attempt to minimize their occurrences. The authors present an overview of the cause, preoperative evaluation, techniques, and outcomes. Additionally, they present outcomes data from their center on 40 patients.

KEYWORDS:

Complications; Gigantomastia; Surgical breast reduction

PMID:
27012802
DOI:
10.1016/j.cps.2015.12.006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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