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Commentary on “Gynecomastia: Etiologies, Clinical Presentations, Diagnosis, and Management”

Laura F. Sandoval, DO, K. Patrick Ober, MD, Scott A. Davis, MA, Steven R. Feldman, MD, PhD
Volume: 107 Issue: 1 January, 2014

Abstract:

In this issue of the Southern Medical Journal, Ladizinski and colleagues present an insightful review of gynecomastia.1 Helpful information on etiologies, diagnosis, and management was reviewed, but one of the more surprising finds was the fact that gynecomastia is found in up to 57% of men.1

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References:

1. Ladizinski B, Lee K, Nutan FNU, et al. Gynecomastia: etiologies, diagnosis and management strategies. South Med J. 2013; 106: 44–49.
 
2. Niewoehner CB, Nuttal FQ. Gynecomastia in a hospitalized male population. Am J Med. 1984; 77: 633–638.
 
3. Flegal KM, Carroll MD, Kit BK, et al. Prevalence of obesity and trends in the distribution of body mass index among US adults, 1999–2010. JAMA. 2012; 307: 491–497.
 
4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Ambulatory health care data. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/major/ahcd/ahcd1.htm. Accessed June 19, 2013.
 
5. Marcus R, Korenman SG. Estrogens and the human male. Annu Rev Med. 1976; 27: 357–370.

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