In this post we shall discuss about Fordyce’s Granules.
Developmental anomaly characterized by heterotrophic collection of sebaceous glands at various sites in oral cavity.
Pathogenesis Of Fordyce’s Granules
The occurrence of sebaceous gland in the mouth may result from inclusion in the oral cavity of ectoderm having some of the potentialities of skin in the course of development of the maxillary and madibular process during embryonic life.
Histological Features Of Fordyce’s Granules
Unassociated with hair follicles
Keratin plugging may be be present at ducts
Glands are superficial
May consist of only few tubules, which are grouped around ducts which open the mucosa
Clinical Features Of Fordyce’s Granules
Appear as yellow spots separated from each other and are grouped
Seen bilaterally near the molar tooth, retromolar area and inner surface of lips
Also seen on esophagus, parotid gland, male and female genitalia, nipples, palms and soles, orbit and larynx.
No treatment is required