The breast is an important organ system for the adolescent female and occasionally for the adolescent male as well. This chapter reviews basic principles of breast concerns and disorders including congenital anomalies, asymmetric breast development, under-developed breasts, virginal hypertrophy, breast masses, mastaglia, galactorrhea, gynecomastia in males, and others. Clinicians should be attuned to issues and concerns for this important structure in adolescents.

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Published in Adolescent Medicine: Pharmacotherapeutics in General, Mental and Sexual Health. Donald E. Greydanus, Dilip R. Patel, Hatim A. Omar, Cynthia Feucht, & Joav Merrick, (Eds.). p. 285-299.

©2012 Walter de Greyter GmbH & Co. KG, Berlin, Boston

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Reprinted as an article in International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health, v. 5, no. 4, p. 345-355.

Reprinted as a book chapter in Child and Adolescent Health Yearbook 2012. Joav Merrick, (Ed.). p. 399-414.

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