Gynaecomastia—pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment

  title={Gynaecomastia—pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment},
  author={H. S. Narula and H. Carlson},
  journal={Nature Reviews Endocrinology},
  • H. S. Narula, H. Carlson
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • Nature Reviews Endocrinology
  • Gynaecomastia (enlargement of the male breast tissue) is a common finding in the general population. Most cases of gynaecomastia are benign and of cosmetic, rather than clinical, importance. However, the condition might cause local pain and tenderness, could occasionally be the result of a serious underlying illness or a medication, or be inherited. Breast cancer in men is much less common than benign gynaecomastia, and the two conditions can usually be distinguished by a careful physical… CONTINUE READING
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