What algorithm can be used for the management of gynecomastia?

Updated: Mar 22, 2018
  • Author: George Ansstas, MD; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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A major factor that should influence the initial choice of therapy for gynecomastia is the condition’s duration. It is unlikely that any medical therapy will result in significant regression in the late fibrotic stage (a duration of 12mo or longer) of gynecomastia. As a result, medical therapies, if used, should be tried early in the condition's course. The diagram below is a suggested treatment approach for patients presenting with breast enlargement.

Suggested algorithm for the management of gynecoma Suggested algorithm for the management of gynecomastia.

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