Fordyce granules

For·dyce spots

(fōr'dīs),
a condition marked by the presence of numerous small, yellowish-white bodies or granules on the inner surface and vermilion border of the lips; histologically the lesions are ectopic sebaceous glands.

For·dyce spots

, Fordyce granules , Fordyce disease (fōr'dīs spots, gran'yūlz, di-zēz')
A condition marked by the presence of numerous small, yellowish-white bodies or granules on the inner surface and vermilion border of the lips; histologically the lesions are ectopic sebaceous glands.

Fordyce,

John Addison, U.S. dermatologist, 1858-1925.
Fordyce angiokeratoma - asymptomatic vascular papules of the scrotum.
Fordyce disease - Synonym(s): Fordyce spots
Fordyce granules - Synonym(s): Fordyce spots
Fordyce lesion - scrotal angiomas of no significance.
Fordyce spots - a condition marked by the presence of numerous small, yellowish-white bodies or granules on the inner surface and vermilion border of the lips. Synonym(s): Fordyce disease; Fordyce granules; pseudocolloid of lips
Fox-Fordyce disease - see under Fox, George Henry

For·dyce spots

, Fordyce granules , Fordyce disease (fōr'dīs spots, gran'yūlz, di-zēz')
Condition marked by the presence of numerous small, yellowish-white bodies or granules on the inner surface and vermilion border of the lips and elsewhere.

Fordyce granules

(for´dīs gran´ūlz),
n.pr small, elevated, yellowish areas on the oral mucosa and lips that occur in more than 80% of the population. They are the result of ectopic sebaceous glands and are not considered abnormal.
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The presence of recognizable Fordyce granules (intraoral ectopic sebaceous glands) may be associated with systemic diseases, and a previously unrecognized activation of the sebaceous gland system may occur in individuals carrying hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer syndrome, or Lynch syndrome, according to a controlled study of genetically unrelated patients.
Following examination of the subjects' oral mucosa surfaces, they were categorized as either Fordyce granule (FG) positive or FG negative.