What is the role of CT scans in the diagnosis of gynecomastia?

Updated: Mar 22, 2018
  • Author: George Ansstas, MD; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Gynecomastia is often reported on CT scans. The image below illustrates bilateral gynecomastia in a 72-year-old man with an esophageal cancer. Prominent areolae with dense subareolar ductal tissue are seen. This can be a normal finding in 50% of men at autopsy.

Prominent areolae with dense subareolar ductal tis Prominent areolae with dense subareolar ductal tissue.

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