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Gynecomastia in children and adolescents

Sharonda A Taylor, MD
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Diane Blake, MD
Mitchell E Geffner, MD
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Mary M Torchia, MD


This topic will focus on the evaluation of gynecomastia in children and adolescents. Gynecomastia in adults is discussed separately:

(See "Epidemiology, pathophysiology, and causes of gynecomastia".)

(See "Clinical features, diagnosis, and evaluation of gynecomastia in adults".)

(See "Management of gynecomastia".)


Gynecomastia is the benign proliferation of glandular breast tissue in males. It differs from proliferation of breast tissue in females in that there is no terminal alveolar development in response to progesterone [1].

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