Pediatric and Adolescent Breast Program

Boys and girls come to us for a variety of issues associated with breast and chest wall disorders, including pain or discomfort, functional problems that limit activity, and concerns about their appearance. Our multidisciplinary Breast Program team will provide your child with a full range of treatment options and follow-up care.

Why Choose Us?

Learn why the continuity of care provided by CHOP's Pediatric and Adolescent Breast Program is important to treating children and adolescents with breast and chest wall disorders.

Conditions We Treat

We treat a wide variety of pediatric breast anomalies and chest wall disorders. Some breast disorders are present at birth (congenital anomalies) while others are acquired later in development.

Some of the most common pediatric breast anomalies we treat include:

  • Breast masses: cysts, tumors, lumps and bumps
  • Breast asymmetry
  • Breast hypoplasia (underdevelopment of the breast tissue)
  • Poland syndrome
  • Extra breast tissue, including polythelia (extra nipples), polymastia (extra breast tissue) and ectopic breast tissue (commonly in the axilla or armpit area)
  • Nipple and areolar deformities
  • Macromastia (most common type of overgrowth of the breast)
  • Tuberous and constricted breast deformities
  • Juvenile hypertrophy
  • Gynecomastia (extra breast tissue in males)
  • Breast deformities related to trauma, burns and vascular malformations or other conditions

Our Team

Our multidisciplinary team includes specialists from plastic and reconstructive surgery, pediatric general surgery, endocrinology, adolescent medicine and psychology.