Breast cancer incidence in adolescent males undergoing subcutaneous mastectomy for gynecomastia: Is pathologic examination justified? A retrospective and literature review Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Neoplasms, Male
  • Gynecomastia
  • Mastectomy, Subcutaneous

abstract

  • The incidence of malignancy or abnormal pathology associated with gynecomastia tissue in the adolescent male is extremely low, and given the associated costs, the pathologic examination of breast tissue excised for gynecomastia in individuals 21 years of age or younger should be neither routinely performed nor required but should be performed only when desired by either the patient, the patient's family, or the managing physician.

publication date

  • January 2011

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3181f9581c

PubMed ID

  • 20871489

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 127

number

  • 1