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Fordyce's lesion

Alternative eponyms

  • Fordyce's angiokeratoma

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A disorder commonly seen in the elderly, characterized by multiple, spherical, reddish to black, elevated lesions rarely over 4 mm in diameter, which usually follow the course of the scrotal veins.

Description

Scrotal angiomas of no significance. A disorder commonly seen in the elderly, characterized by multiple, spherical, reddish to black, elevated lesions rarely over 4 mm in diameter, which usually follow the course of the scrotal veins. The lesions are divided by irregular septa into cavernous spaces filled with blood.

Bibliography

  • J. A. Fordyce:
    Angiokeratoma of the scrotum.
    Transactions of the American Dermatological Association, 1896: 5-11.

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