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Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2006 May;97(2):173-6. Epub 2005 Dec 3.

Synchronous bilateral ductal carcinoma in situ of the male breast associated with gynecomastia in a 30-year-old patient following repeated injections of stanozolol.

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Department of Surgery, Spital Uster, Uster, Switzerland.

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  • Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2006 May;97(2):177. Melcher, A [corrected to Melcher, Gian A].

Abstract

We report a rare case of synchronous bilateral and multifocal ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) in a 30-year-old patient operated on for gynecomastia following repeated injections of stanozolol, a non-aromatizable androgen. The familial medical history was negative for breast cancer and work-up of serum hormone levels was normal. The patient underwent a modified radical mastectomy without axilla dissection 6 weeks following the primary procedure and recovered uneventfully. The role of synthetic androgens in the development of male breast neoplasia warrants further scrutiny.

PMID:
16328719
DOI:
10.1007/s10549-005-9107-6
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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