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 most prevailing lesions encountered in present study were fordyce granules and were more frequently seen on the buccal mucosa and vermillion border of lip with higher male predilection and this finding is consistent with several other studies.
Present study findings showed increased percentage of fordyce granules in 30-40 years-and least number of cases were found in 10-20 years of age group.
Fordyce granules were found to have a high prevalence among patients of this study.
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.
Fordyce granules are referred to as benign sebaceous glands, which are ectopic in distribution and are characterized by the multiple light yellow raise papules, occurring mainly in the lip region, buccal mucosa,vermillion border,and retromolar region.
Fordyce granules on the prolabial and oral mucous membranes of a selected population.