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Gynecomastia (on CT)

Case contributed by Dr Servet Kahveci


Incidental findiing patient with acute pancreatitis. The history of prolonged alchohol use.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male

Increase of bilateral  breast glandular tissue (ginecomastia)

Note the bilateral pleural effusion, atelectasis and peripancreatic fluid collections consistent with grade E pancreatitis.

Case Discussion

Long-term alcohol intake may cause pancreatitis and also gynecomastia.

Gynecomastia is the benign enlargement of male breast glandular tissue and usually caused by increased estrogen activity, decreased testosterone activity.


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Case information

rID: 65342
Published: 6th Jan 2019
Last edited: 12th Nov 2019
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Sevgi Private Hospital

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