Fordyce angiokeratoma

For·dyce an·gi·o·ker·a·to·ma

asymptomatic vascular papules of the scrotum, appearing in adults.
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For·dyce an·gi·o·ker·a·to·ma

An asymptomatic vascular papule appearing on the scrotum in adults.
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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
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Fordyce angiokeratoma is observed more frequently among men than women.
Case Report: We present the case of a 17-year-old white teenage girl with giant Fordyce angiokeratoma on the right vulva.
Angiokeratomas are benign tumours characterized by ectasia of blood vessels in the papillary dermis associated with acanthosis and hyperkeratosis of the epidermis There are four widely recognized types; solitary angiokeratoma (oral cavities and lower limbs), Fordyce angiokeratoma (on the scrotum or vulva), Mibelli angiokeratoma (on the dorsal skin of fingers and the interdigital area) and angiokeratoma corporis diffusum (on the lower abdomen, genitals, hips and thighs) (1).
An incisional biopsy was carried out and histopathologic diagnosis was Fordyce angiokeratoma. The patient's written consent was taken to carry out a surgical procedure.