Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Radiology
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Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Radiology. 2014, 2(2), 23-24
DOI: 10.12691/oral-2-2-5
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Fordyce Granules Associated with Hypopigmentation of Facial Skin

Khurshid A Mattoo1, , Manas Singh2 and Swati Gupta3

1Department of Prosthodontics, College of dentistry, Jazan University, Jazan, (KSA)

2Department of Prosthodontics, Subharti Dental College, Subharti University, Meerut, India

3Department of Oral Medicine, Subharti Dental College, Subharti University, Meerut, India

Pub. Date: December 30, 2014

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Khurshid A Mattoo, Manas Singh and Swati Gupta. Fordyce Granules Associated with Hypopigmentation of Facial Skin. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Radiology. 2014; 2(2):23-24. doi: 10.12691/oral-2-2-5


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. Observed mainly in adults, the disease is rarely associated with physiological skin hypopigmentation. This case report describes a case of an elderly patient who presented depigmentation of skin over the face with unilateral Fordyce granules on the left side of the buccal mucosa.

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