Abstract

    Open Access Review Article Article ID: IJCEM-2-115

    Childhood Gynecomastia: A Mini Review

    Nasir AM Al Jurayyan*

    Gynecomastia, referred to enlargement of the male’s breast tissue is a common finding in boys during childhood. Although most cases are benign and self-limited, it may be a sign of an underlying systemic disease or even drug induced. Rarely, it may represent male breast cancer. Understanding its pathogenesis is crucial to distinguish a normal developmental variant from pathological cases.This review will highlight the pathophysiology, etiology, diagnosis and various medical and surgical therapies.

    Keywords: Childhood; Diagnosis; Gynecomastia; Pathogenesis; Therapy

    Published on: Jul 22, 2016 Pages: 12-15

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/ijcem.000015
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