Virginal mammary hypertrophy (VMH), also known as juvenile mammary hypertrophy, is characterized by excessive enlargement of the breasts. Especially in adolescent patients, this condition can cause a negative body image to develop and result in significant psychological stress. Furthermore, social problems can arise from difficulties in finding appropriately-fitting attire and having trouble exercising. Although the … Read moreMedical: Penicillamine-induced virginal mammary hypertrophy
Virginal mammary hypertrophy (VMH) is a rare benign disorder of the breast characterized by excessive enlargement of one or both breasts. It usually presents during adolescence. Drug-induced VMH has been scarcely reported in case reports. Review of the literature showed that prednisolone-induced gigantomastia was reported in a single study on a 47-year-old female. In this … Read moreMedical: Prednisolone-induced virginal mammary hypertrophy: Case report.
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