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Gestational gigantomastia with massively haemorrhagic ulcers
  1. Srinjoy Saha
  1. Dept. of Plastic Surgery, Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Srinjoy Saha, Dept. of Plastic Surgery, Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata, WB 700054, India; ss{at}

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A 26-year-old newlywed woman attended our clinic with gigantic breasts associated with neck and back pain, and severe bleeding from breast ulcers. Her breasts had enlarged rapidly within the first 2 months of her first pregnancy, causing approximately 25 kg of weight gain and later, swelling over both the lower limbs. Medical therapy was instituted, but failed to halt breast tissue growth or relieve symptoms. Ultimately, she underwent an abortion at the end of the first trimester of pregnancy, which finally stopped breast enlargement. However, bleeding breast ulcers were problematic. Once, …

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  • Correction notice This article has been corrected since it first published. The provenance and peer review statement has been included.

  • Contributors SS was the patient’s consultant, performed the reported clinical examination, prepared the submitted images and composed the submitted manuscript entirely.

  • Funding The author has not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.