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Management of Gigantomastia: Outcomes of Superomedial Pedicle with Vertical Scar or Wise Pattern Skin Excision
Mehmet Can Sak , Selcuk Akin , Burak Ersen , Orhan Tuanli , Aksu Ismail
Bıngol State Hospıtal, Plastıc Reconstructıve and Aesthetıc Surgery Department, Bingol, Turkey
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Gigantomastia is a rare condition characterized by excessive breast growth and can be physically and psychosocially disabling for the patient. Regarding management of gigantomastia, this study evaluates the outcomes of superomedial pedicle with vertical scar or wise pattern skin excision.


A total of 425 patients who underwent reduction mammoplasty in our institution were reviewed. Forty eight reduction mammoplasty patients with resection weights greater than 1 kg per breast and treated with superomedial dermoglandular pedicle technique combined with vertical or wise-pattern skin excision were included. 


The patients were between 19 and 66 years old, with an average of 41 years. Total weight of resection was between 1000 and 2600 g, with an average of 1384 grams for right breast and between 1000 and 3000g, with an average of 1434 grams for left breast. The secondary revisions and wound healing complications were extremely high in vertical scar group compared to wise pattern group (87,5% and 12,5%, respectively). 


The authors concluded that superomedial dermoglandular pedicle in the addition of a wise pattern is an appropriate, safe and reliable method when dealing with significantly larger breasts (>1000g).

Keywords: Gigantomastia, Breast, Skin, Excision, Pedicle, Scar
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Received: 2016/02/7 | Accepted: 2016/12/25 | Published: 2016/12/25
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Sak M C, Akin S, Ersen B, Tuanli O, Ismail A. Management of Gigantomastia: Outcomes of Superomedial Pedicle with Vertical Scar or Wise Pattern Skin Excision. wjps. 2017; 6 (2) :206-211
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