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What is gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is enlargement of the gland tissue of the male breast. During
infancy, puberty, and in middle-aged to older men, gynecomastia can be common.
Gynecomastia must be distinguished from pseudogynecomastia or lipomastia, which refers to the
presence of fat deposits in the breast area of obese men. True gynecomastia
results from growth of the glandular, or breast tissue, which is present in very
small amounts in men. Gynecomastia is the most common reason for medical
evaluation of the male breast.