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Lynn Blazaskie

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Abstract

Mammography is a low dose radiographic imaging of the breast tissue. Screening and diagnostic mammography are both utilized to examine breast tissue, however diagnostic mammography is only performed on patients presenting with symptoms. Gynecomastia is a benign enlargement of male breast tissue that may occur at any age. Gynecomastia is often idiopathic, but there are multiple possible causes involving hormones, conditions, medications, and substances. Gynecomastia presents radiographically different depending on how long it has been present in the body. The different diagnosis patterns are early dendritic, late dendritic, and diffuse glandular. Many pathologies in the male breast present similarly on a radiograph. Some differential diagnoses include male breast cancer, Pseudogynecomastia, and lipoma. The aim of this research is to evaluate the diagnosis of gynecomastia utilizing mammography. Many aspects of gynecomastia are examined, including symptoms, possible causes or risk factors, diagnosis, diagnosis patterns, and differential diagnosis. Future work may involve research on the specific causes of gynecomastia in the older population and treatment options for gynecomastia.

Keywords: Mammography, Gynecomastia, Diagnostic Mammography, Male Mammography

Publication Date

2020

Document Type

Poster

Department

Medical Imaging

Keywords

Gynecomastia, Mammography, Male Mammography

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

Diagnosis of Gynecomastia Utilizing Mammography

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