Tuberous breast deformity (or TBD) is a congenital deformity of the breast which can occur in both men and women. It is most likely apparent during puberty when the development of the breast compared. The exact etiology of this congenital abnormality is unclear, but it is thought to be of embryologic origin. Most reports suggest that the superficial investing fascia of the breast is abnormal and constricted at the base of the breast. This constriction at the base of the breast is responsible for the reduced width or base diameter.
Fertility is not affected by this condition.
Tuberous breast can also be referred to as a “constricted breast”, but tuberous is more descriptive.
Tuberous breasts are not just a small breasts, rather atypically include abnormalities such as an enlarged, puffy (due to herniation of breast tissue) nipple areolar complex, a high breast fold (inframammary fold), unusually wide intermammary distance (increased sternal width), lack of breast tissue and a narrow base at the chest wall.
There can be a wide range of these symptoms with some patients having very mild disease, and others having severe deformity. The condition can affect the ability of I woman to breast feed because of lack of development of the breast gland/breast ducts.
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