gynaecomastia


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gynaecomastia

(ˌɡaɪnɪkəʊˈmæstɪə) or

gynecomastia

n
(Pathology) abnormal overdevelopment of the breasts in a man. Also called: gynaecomasty
[C19: from gynaeco- + Greek mastos breast]
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Birth Gynaecomastia can affect newborn boys because oestrogen passes through the placenta from the mother to the baby while in the womb.
Acne, gynaecomastia, and erectile dysfunction affected more than 10 percent of the androgenic anabolic steroid users, and the prevalence of these disorders was significantly higher than in the control group.
The higher use was also associated with significant increase in hospital admissions as a result of high side effects including acne, gynaecomastia, and erectile dysfunction.
Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) showed gynaecomastia which prompted the need for trucut biopsy.
A brief clinical exam was carried out with emphasis on signs of cirrhosis including leukonycia, clubbing, palmar erythema, gynaecomastia, encephalopathy, ascites and testicular atrophy.
Among young males, chest reduction surgery with excessive breast development or gynaecomastia is the most popular.
Gynaecomastia is only rarely seen in 5ARD, in contrast to PAIS (3).
Spectrum of various Breast Lesions Type of Lesions Frequency % Benign epithelial hyperplasia 17 17.0 Benign fibroadenoma 31 31.0 Benign fibrocystic lesion 9 9.0 Benign gynaecomastia 4 4.0 Inflammatory acute mastitis/abscess 10 10.0 Inflammatory granulomatous mastitis 4 4.0 Inflammatory fat necrosis 2 2.0 Inflammatory tubercular mastitis 6 6.0 Malignant--ductal 10 10.0 Malignant--mucinous 2 2.0 No definite opinion 2 2.0 Suspicious for benign/ atypical 3 3.0 Total 100 100.0 Table 3.
There are two main components of the breast - glandular tissue (firm and dense) and fatty tissue (soft), and in gynaecomastia there may be an excess of both.
Gynecomastia is the medical term for excess male breast tissue, see left, which is a fairly common condition that m l co There are two main components of the breast - glandular tissue (firm and dense) and fatty tissue (soft), and in gynaecomastia there may be an excess of both.
Presenting symptoms in men may vary from breast enlargement (gynaecomastia), mastalgia, lump and discharge to nipple distortion.