Gynecomastia. A worrisome problem for the patient

L. M. Lucas, K. L. Kumar, D. L. Smith

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Gynecomastia is common in obese or elderly men. Drug-induced breast enlargement is also frequent, whereas other causes of gynecomastia are relatively uncommon. Standardized measurement of breast tissue should be routinely performed in male patients. Diagnostic evaluation should be individualized on the basis of clinical suspicion. Therapy most often involves treating an underlying condition of discontinuing use of an offending drug.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-76+79
JournalPostgraduate medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987


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