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Contemporary Diagnostic Radiology:
doi: 10.1097/01.CDR.0000441942.14969.9c
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Imaging of the Male Breast: Malignant and Benign Diseases

Kuzmiak, Cherie M. DO

Continued Medical Education
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Abstract

Men are referred for breast imaging when they have a palpable mass or breast enlargement that may or may not be associated with pain and tenderness. Differentiation between a malignant and a benign finding is vital because it may avoid an unnecessary biopsy and lessen patient anxiety. The majority of breast findings in males are benign, with gynecomastia being the most common finding. Male breast cancer represents less than 0.5% of all breast cancers.1

© 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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