RESOLUTION OF GESTATIONAL GIGANTOMASTIA WITH TERMINATION OF PREGNANCY

Authors

  • Syed Sarmad Bukhari Department of Surgery, Surgery D Unit, Khyber Teaching Hospital, University Road Peshawar, Peshawar, Pakistan. 25000
  • Haris Manan Dr. Haris Manan, MBBS, House Officer EMAIL: (drharis@gmail.com) Department of Surgery, Surgery D Unit, Khyber Teaching Hospital, University Road Peshawar, Peshawar, Pakistan. 25000
  • Mah Muneer Khan Professor Dr. Mah Muneer Khan, MBBS, FCPS, FRCS EMAIL: (mahmuneerkhan@hotmail.com) Department of Surgery, Surgery D Unit, Khyber Teaching Hospital, University Road Peshawar, Peshawar, Pakistan. 25000
  • Syed Shahmeer Raza House Surgeon, Hayatabad Medical Complex Department of Surgery, Hayatabad Phase 4 Blvd. Peshawar, Kp 25000. Cell: +92-305-900-6082

Abstract

Less than 100 cases of gestational gigantomastia have been described in literature. The aetiology and risk factors are not well-established. Various treatments have been used with some consensus. We present the case of a 47-year-old female who presented to us with bilateral gigantomastia in her 16th week of gestation. She had massively enlarged breasts which were very painful. Relevant laboratory investigations were normal. An incisional biopsy done prior to, and two trucut samples at presentation to us, showed normal breast tissue proliferation. In the absence of adequate pain control, it was decided to electively terminate the pregnancy and give a trial of tamoxifen. She made a rapid recovery following termination without requiring the use of tamoxifenKeywords: Gigantomastia; Pregnancy; Gestational gigantomastia

Author Biographies

Syed Sarmad Bukhari, Department of Surgery, Surgery D Unit, Khyber Teaching Hospital, University Road Peshawar, Peshawar, Pakistan. 25000

 Dr. Syed Sarmad Bukhari, MBBS, FCPS Trainee PG-2EMAIL: (sarmadbukhari@gmail.com)Department of Surgery, Surgery D Unit, Khyber Teaching Hospital, University Road Peshawar, Peshawar, Pakistan. 25000

Haris Manan, Dr. Haris Manan, MBBS, House Officer EMAIL: (drharis@gmail.com) Department of Surgery, Surgery D Unit, Khyber Teaching Hospital, University Road Peshawar, Peshawar, Pakistan. 25000

Dr. Haris Manan, MBBS, House OfficerEMAIL: (drharis@gmail.com)Department of Surgery, Surgery D Unit, Khyber Teaching Hospital, University Road Peshawar, Peshawar, Pakistan. 25000

Mah Muneer Khan, Professor Dr. Mah Muneer Khan, MBBS, FCPS, FRCS EMAIL: (mahmuneerkhan@hotmail.com) Department of Surgery, Surgery D Unit, Khyber Teaching Hospital, University Road Peshawar, Peshawar, Pakistan. 25000

Professor Dr. Mah Muneer Khan, MBBS, FCPS, FRCSEMAIL: (mahmuneerkhan@hotmail.com)Department of Surgery, Surgery D Unit, Khyber Teaching Hospital, University Road Peshawar, Peshawar, Pakistan. 25000 

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2018-05-27

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