BMJ Case Reports 2011; doi:10.1136/bcr.01.2010.2632
  • Rare disease

Gestational gigantomastia with complete resolution in a Nigerian woman

  1. K A Opara2
  1. 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Imo State University Teaching Hospital, Orlu, Nigeria
  2. 2Department of Surgery, Imo State University Teaching Hospital, Orlu, Nigeria
  1. Correspondence to C C Osuagwu, osuagwuemy{at}


Physiological enlargement of the breasts occurs at puberty and during pregnancy. It is known as gestational gigantomastia when enlargement in pregnancy becomes excessive, uncomfortable and embarrassing. Gestational gigantomastia may have far reaching effects for the mother and fetus. This rare condition is associated with considerable morbidity but may be associated with good fetal outcome. Our case was very interesting because it was managed conservatively and postpartum there was complete spontaneous resolution.


  • Competing interests None.

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