[Gynecomastia and cancer of the bladder: an ectopic secretion of chorionic gonadotropin hormone].

Abstract

Among the paraneoplastic endocrine syndromes, gynecomastia induced by an ectopic production of human chorionic gonadotrophin remains infrequent. The authors report the case of a fifty-year-old man presenting with a bilateral gynecomastia which had been evolving over three months. The etiological investigation was rapidly guided by a macroscopic hematuria. Intravenous nephro-urotomographies visualized a filling defect in the bladder, and a grade III stage A urothelial carcinoma was completely resected cystoscopically, leading to progressive disappearance of the gynecomastia. Hormonal investigation revealed an ectopic production of HCG, inducing hyperestrogenia.

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@article{Caron1984GynecomastiaAC, title={[Gynecomastia and cancer of the bladder: an ectopic secretion of chorionic gonadotropin hormone].}, author={Philippe Caron and S A Averous and J L Combelles and J P Louvet and J P Sarramon}, journal={Annales d'urologie}, year={1984}, volume={18 1}, pages={42-4} }