pseudogynecomastia

pseu·do·gy·ne·co·mas·ti·a

(sū'dō-gī'nĕ-kō-mas'tē-ă),
Enlargement of the male breast by an excess of adipose tissue without any increase in breast tissue.
[pseudo- + G. gynē, woman, + mastos, breast]

pseudogynecomastia

[-gī′nəcōmas′tē·ə]
enlarged breasts in a male caused by fat accumulation.

pseudogynecomastia

(soo″dō-jĭn″ĕ-kō-măs′tē-ă) [Gr. pseudes, false, + gyne, woman, + mastos, breast]
Excess adipose tissue in the male breast but with no increase in glandular tissue.
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Obesity can cause a pseudogynecomastia as well as a true gynecomastia because aromatase enzyme increases with the increase in fat tissue, which converts testosterone to estradiol.
3) In cases of pseudogynecomastia, the tissue is uniformly enlarged and soft, with the same consistency as adipose tissue.
When obesity is the cause of gynecomastia, the breast examination reveals firm, rubbery tissue (unlike the findings in pseudogynecomastia, where there is a soft enlargement of the breast).
Differentiation of gynecomastia most often involves comparing the condition to certain forms of breast carcinoma and pseudogynecomastia.
Pseudogynecomastia is differentiated from gynecomastia by the preponderance of radiolucent fat and absence of the dense subareolar tissue characteristic of gynecomastia.