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Vol 56, No 3 (2005)
Review article
Published online: 2006-03-24
Submitted: 2013-02-15
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Gynecomastia - pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment

Izabella Czajka, Wojciech Zgliczyński
Endokrynologia Polska 2005;56(3):269-283.

open access

Vol 56, No 3 (2005)
Review article
Published online: 2006-03-24
Submitted: 2013-02-15

Abstract

The aim of this review is to present the up-to-date information concerning the prevalence, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of gynecomastia. Gynecomastia is a benign, unilateral or bilateral enlargement of the male breast due to the imbalance between the androgens and estrogens at the breast tissue level. This clinical condition is particularly common in boys during puberty and in aging men. The breast enlargement, especially with accompanying pain can cause serious psychological problem. At the present time there are no generally accepted procedures for the evaluation and treatment of patients with gynecomastia. In the article such recommendations were proposed. There are many studies conducted to find the safe and efficient medical therapy that could ameliorate the quality of life of the patients with gynecomastia. The information on the available treatment options were also presented.

Abstract

The aim of this review is to present the up-to-date information concerning the prevalence, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of gynecomastia. Gynecomastia is a benign, unilateral or bilateral enlargement of the male breast due to the imbalance between the androgens and estrogens at the breast tissue level. This clinical condition is particularly common in boys during puberty and in aging men. The breast enlargement, especially with accompanying pain can cause serious psychological problem. At the present time there are no generally accepted procedures for the evaluation and treatment of patients with gynecomastia. In the article such recommendations were proposed. There are many studies conducted to find the safe and efficient medical therapy that could ameliorate the quality of life of the patients with gynecomastia. The information on the available treatment options were also presented.
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Keywords

gynecomastia; estrogens; testosteron; therapeutic standards

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Title

Gynecomastia - pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment

Journal

Endokrynologia Polska

Issue

Vol 56, No 3 (2005)

Pages

269-283

Published online

2006-03-24

Bibliographic record

Endokrynologia Polska 2005;56(3):269-283.

Keywords

gynecomastia
estrogens
testosteron
therapeutic standards

Authors

Izabella Czajka
Wojciech Zgliczyński

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