Ultrasonography of the male breast

F. Draghi, C. C. Tarantino, L. Madonia, G. Ferrozzi

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The male breast has been insufficiently explored in the medical literature, particularly that dealing with ultrasonography, although this topic is almost as vast and varied as that of the female breast. The purpose of this article is to provide a schematic review of the most frequent breast lesions encountered in males and their sonographic appearances. After a brief introduction on the anatomy of the male breast, the authors review the non-neoplastic (gynecomastia, pseudogynecomastia, cysts, inflammatory diseases, and Mondor disease) and neoplastic (benign and malignant) lesions encountered in this organ.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-129
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Ultrasound
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011


  • Breast
  • Male breast
  • Ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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