AML Ng BSc, MBBS (Hons); D Dissanayake MBBS, FRANZCR; C Metcalf MBBS, FRCPA, FIAC; E Wylie MBBS, FRANZCR.
Clinical and imaging features of male breast disease, with pathological correlation: A pictorial essay
Article first published online: 16 MAY 2013
© 2013 The Authors. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology © 2013 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists
Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
Volume 58, Issue 2, pages 189–198, April 2014
How to Cite
Ng, A. M. L., Dissanayake, D., Metcalf, C. and Wylie, E. (2014), Clinical and imaging features of male breast disease, with pathological correlation: A pictorial essay. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 58: 189–198. doi: 10.1111/1754-9485.12073
Conflict of interest: None to declare.
- Issue published online: 1 APR 2014
- Article first published online: 16 MAY 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 10 APR 2013
- Manuscript Received: 1 DEC 2012
The majority of male breast diseases are benign. The most common is gynaecomastia. Although it is rare, the most critical diagnosis is a malignancy. Radiologists are generally less familiar with breast disease in males compared with females. This pictorial review will highlight the ultrasonographic, mammographic and pathological features of a spectrum of benign and malignant male breast diseases. This includes gynaecomastia, fat necrosis, lipoma, epidermoid cyst, subareolar abscess, chronic inflammation, melanoma and ductal carcinoma.