Multiple Symmetric Lipomatosis of the Male Breast: An Unusual Mimic of Gynecomastia

  • A.A. Liman
  • S.A. Ahmed
  • Y. Iliyasu
  • P. Abur
  • M. Abubakar
Keywords: Breast, lipomatosis, male


Multiple symmetric lipomatosis (MSL) is a very uncommon disease. Its etiopathogenesis is uncertain, although it has been linked to a variety of  factors. Its main characteristic is the overgrowth of fat in form of an unencapsulated lesion. Most of the cases reported are in the head and neck region. We report a case that occurred in the breasts of a 62‑year‑old man. A clinical diagnosis of gynecomastia was initially made. Partial mastectomy was done and MSL was reported on histopathologic examination. Our literature search revealed no previous case of MSL in the breast reported from our environment.

Keywords: Breast, lipomatosis, male


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