Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
This study was carried out to observe the prevalence breast diseases of males in our setup.
Method: All cases of male breast disease diagnosed from 1991-97.
Results: One hundred and fifty (150) cases of male breast diseases were diagnosed. Age of the patients ranged from 4 to 90 years, with mean age 38.75 years (median = 33 years). Gynecomastia was the most common pathological abnormality of the male breast (58.66%). Most of the patients presented in the 3rd decade of life. Amongst the malignant conditions, infiltrating ductal carcinoma was most prevalent (82%). Most of the patients with malignancy presented in the 5th and 6th decades of life.
Conclusion: Gynecomastia was the most prevalent male breast disorder, followed by infiltrating ductal carcinoma. Our findings correspond with that of world literature.
Journal of Pakistan Medical Association
Gill, M. S.,
Khan, M. N.,
Hasan, S. H.
(2000). Breast diseases in males--a morphological review of 150 cases. Journal of Pakistan Medical Association, 50(6), 177-179.
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