Unnecessary mastectomy for gynecomastia in testicular cancer patient.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A young man presented with a 4-month history of progressive, bilateral tender gynecomastia and underwent a bilateral subcutaneous mastectomy without regard for a possible occult testicular tumor. Following the mastectomy, metastatic testicular cancer was discovered; the patient had an overlooked scrotal mass and a very elevated serum human chorionic gonadotropin tumor marker. The possibility of testicular tumor must be considered in any male, especially those in the younger age group, who present with gynecomastia.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Moul, JW; Moellman, JR

Published Date

  • August 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 157 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 433 - 434

PubMed ID

  • 1382250

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0026-4075


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England