Breast diseases in males

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    Abstract

    The male breast is normally a rudimentary structure composed of small ducts and fibrous tissue with variable amounts of periductal fat, identical histologically to the breast of prepubertal females [1]. In the absence of estrogenic stimulation, lobules are not seen. The incidences in males of absent breasts or nipples and of supernumerary nipples are identical to the incidences in females [2]. In the absence of enlargement, breast tissue in the male is confined to the area directly behind the areola; therefore, clinical breast examination (CBE) is very easy in males and usually can be performed with just one or two examining fingers.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationManagement of Breast Diseases
    PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
    Pages471-496
    Number of pages26
    ISBN (Print)9783540697428
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Dec 1 2010

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Medicine(all)

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    Vetto, J. T. (2010). Breast diseases in males. In Management of Breast Diseases (pp. 471-496). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-69743-5_25