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Familial juvenile hypertrophy of the breast

Disease definition

A rare breast malformation disorder characterized by unilateral or bilateral, symmetrical or asymmetrical, uncontrolled, rapid and massive enlargement of the breast(s) in peripubertal females, occurring in various members of a family. Additional associated manifestations may include skin hyperemia, dilated subcutaneous veins, skin necrosis, kyphosis, lordosis and anonychia. Growth and development are otherwise normal.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Familial juvenile gigantomastia
    • Virginal breast hypertrophy
  • Prevalence: -
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: -
  • ICD-10: N62
  • OMIM: 113670
  • UMLS: -
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: -

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