Thyroid Research and Practice

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 116--117

A curious case of gynaecomastia!


Subramanian Kannan1, Shreya Kunder1, Anthony Pais2 
1 Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Mazumdar Shaw Medical Center, Narayana Hrudayalaya Health City, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Division of Breast Oncology, Mazumdar Shaw Medical Center, Narayana Hrudayalaya Health City, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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Subramanian Kannan
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India

Gynecomastia is a benign proliferation of the glandular tissue of the male breast and is caused by a relative increase in the ratio of estrogen to androgen activity. Gynaecomastia has been reported in patients with Graves«SQ»s disease; however, it is unusual in transient thyroid disorders like thyroiditis and thyroid hormone over-replacement. We report a case of a young healthy male who presented with gynaecomastia, elevated levels of testosterone, and elevated-free thyroid hormones. Tc 99m uptake was suppressed. Patient was started on corticosteroids and in a period of 6-8 weeks, gynaecomastia resolved, and his thyroid hormone and testosterone levels normalized.


How to cite this article:
Kannan S, Kunder S, Pais A. A curious case of gynaecomastia!.Thyroid Res Pract 2014;11:116-117


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Kannan S, Kunder S, Pais A. A curious case of gynaecomastia!. Thyroid Res Pract [serial online] 2014 [cited 2022 May 21 ];11:116-117
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