Physiological and Pathological Aspects of Full Breast Ultrasonography in Men and Children

  • Aristida Colan-Georges


In the male patient, US may help in distinguishing benign conditions of the mammary region, such as gynecomastia, from breast carcinoma. Many authors believe that the addition of US to mammography increases the diagnostic accuracy. However, US findings of malignancy in the male breast may be subtle, and the appearances of benign disease and malignant disease overlap. This chapter defines and illustrates the anatomy and the pathology of the breast in male and children from the point of view of full breast ultrasonography.


Male breast Gynecomastia in FBU Male breast cancer Thelarche Pediatric breast disorders 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aristida Colan-Georges
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology and Imaging DiagnosisCounty Emergency Clinical HospitalCraiovaRomania

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