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A 16-year follow-up on a juvenile macromastic patient


Pius Agbenorku and Margaret Agbenorku

The need for persons to undergo surgery becomes nec essary in persons with breast hypertrophy . This study was carried out on a patient with juvenile ma cromastia sixteen (16) years after surgical treatme nt at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, Gh ana. The patient answered a questionnaire which included her pre- and post-surgery experience, her reproductive life, as well as improvement in psychological and physiological well being. After s urgery, she no longer experienced any psychological complication; she now has a good self -esteem and has developed a positive self image. However, physical examination showed a distortion i n her left breast. Her quality of life encompassing her physiological and psychological experiences hav e positively improved after surgery and she is very satisfied with her current state even though there is an obvious deformity in her left breast.

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