Quality of Life in the Surgical Treatment of Gynecomastia

Quality of Life in the Surgical Treatment of Gynecomastia

Author Santana Davanco, Ricardo Augusto Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Sabino Neto, Miguel Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Garcia, Elvio Bueno Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Matsuoka, Priscila Katsumi Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Rodrigues Huijsmans, Juliana Perez Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Ferreira, Lydia Masako Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Gynecomastia has an incidence of up to 60% of adolescents, causing pain and self-image disorders for the patient, leading to emotional and physical problems that can be reversed with treatment. This prospective case control study assessed the surgical treatment of gynecomastia and its impact on quality of life.Thirty-three patients aged 18-50 years and with 2-21 years of gynecomastia progression were included in the study. Adenectomy was performed. Preoperatively and 6 months postoperatively, patients completed the Brazilian version of the Short-Form 36 (SF-36) quality of life questionnaire.There was improvement in the SF-36 domains of General Health, Functional Capacity, Social Aspects, Vitality, and Mental Health.The Short-Form 36 questionnaire demonstrated that surgical treatment of gynecomastia afforded positive changes in quality of life.
Keywords Gynecomastia
Quality of life
Language English
Date 2009-07-01
Published in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. New York: Springer, v. 33, n. 4, p. 514-517, 2009.
ISSN 0364-216X (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Springer
Extent 514-517
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00266-008-9213-z
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000268292700006
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/31629

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