Fordyce's disease


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Fordyce's disease

 [for´dīs-ez]
a developmental anomaly marked by enlarged and ectopic sebaceous glands that appear as minute yellowish papules on the oral mucosa.

Fordyce's disease

Etymology: John A. Fordyce
the presence of enlarged oil glands in the mucosal membranes of the lips, cheeks, gums, and genitalia. It is a common condition and may be symptomless. The ectopic sebaceous glands of the buccal mucosa appear as tiny, whitish yellow raised lesions (Fordyce spots).