The effect of gigantomasty on vertebral degeneration: A computed tomography study


ŞANAL B., KORKMAZ M. , NAS Ö. F. , CAN F., HACIKURT K.

JOURNAL OF BACK AND MUSCULOSKELETAL REHABILITATION, vol.30, no.5, pp.1031-1035, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.3233/bmr-169600
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF BACK AND MUSCULOSKELETAL REHABILITATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.1031-1035

Abstract

The main reason for waist and back pain in patients with gigantomasty is increased thoracic kyphosis and lumber lordosis. These symptoms and abnormal spinal angulations regress after reduction mammoplasty operations. However, the effect of chronic mechanical stress caused by gigantomasty on the spinal degenerative process is not clear yet. In this study with computed tomography it is shown that degenerative spondylosis is more widespread and severe in patients with large breasts.