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Fordyce spots - Anogenital in
See also in: Oral Mucosal Lesion
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Fordyce spots - Anogenital in

See also in: Oral Mucosal Lesion
Contributors: Anand S. Desai MD, Vivian Wong MD, PhD, Susan Burgin MD
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Synopsis

Fordyce spots are normal, ectopic, large, superficial sebaceous glands not associated with hair follicles. The "spots" are asymptomatic and are found most commonly on the vermillion of the lips and on the inferior eyelids. They can be found on the glans penis, penile shaft, and the mucosal aspect of the foreskin.

The likelihood of developing Fordyce spots increases with age; however, these small papules can be seen in patients of any age. Their development can be associated with hormonal changes, and puberty can bring about their onset.

Patients may experience itching or irritation if they have been treating the papules inappropriately.

Codes

ICD10CM:
L73.9 – Follicular disorder, unspecified
Q38.6 – Other congenital malformations of mouth

SNOMEDCT:
50584008 – Fordyce's disease

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Last Reviewed:03/30/2021
Last Updated:03/30/2021
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Fordyce spots - Anogenital in
See also in: Oral Mucosal Lesion
Fordyce spots (Oral and Eye Presentation) : Buccal mucosa, Yellow color, Upper lip
Clinical image of Fordyce spots
Pinpoint, discrete and confluent, yellow papules on the lower lip and at the oral commissure.
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