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Fordyce Granules

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Author(s)
박의수최윤애송준영
Keimyung Author(s)
Park, Eui SooSong, Joon Young
Department
Dept. of Dermatology (피부과학)
Journal Title
Keimyung Medical Journal
Issued Date
1993
Volume
12
Issue
3
Keyword
Cancer phobiaFordyce granules
Abstract
Fordyce granules are small yellow spots that are multifocal and slightly elevated. They may occur in clusters or coalesce to from yellow plaques. They are bilaterally symmetrical and are located most frequently on the buccal mucosa of the cheeks, the inner surface of the lips, and on the mucosa distal to the mandibular molars. Fordyce spots are extremely common: probably 80% of the population have them. They are often not noticeable in children until after puberty, and they seem to be more obvious in males, in patients with greasy skin and in the elderly.
The granules are totally benign, though the occasional patient or physician becomes concerned about them or misdiagnoses them as thrush, lichen planus or other diseases.
We present two cases of Fordyce granules a 64 and a 50 year-old male who have cancer phobia, showing multiple involvement of minute yellowish white colored spots on the buccal mucosa and inner surface of the lip.
Histopathologic finding shows a group of small but mature sebaceous lobules situated around a small sebaceous duct leading to the surface epithelium.
We did not give any specific treatment but gave reassurance, presently under observation.
Alternative Title
Two Cases of Fordyce Granules
Keimyung Author(s)(Kor)
박의수
송준영
Publisher
Keimyung University School of Medicine
Citation
박의수 et al. (1993). Fordyce Granules. Keimyung Medical Journal, 12(3), 392–395.
Type
Article
URI
https://kumel.medlib.dsmc.or.kr/handle/2015.oak/14836
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2. Keimyung Medical Journal (계명의대 학술지) > 1993
1. School of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Dermatology (피부과학)
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