ANGIOKERATOMA OF FORDYCE
By Gary M. White, MD
Angiokeratoma of Fordyce represents a benign collections of blood vessels and blood of the scrotum and occasionally the vulva. The red/blue/purple color gives them away.
- Older adults are typically affected.
Blue/red papules on the scrotum (and occasionally penis) are typical. Similar lesions may occur on the vulva as well. Bleeding may occasionally occur spontaneously or with minimal trauma. The individual angiokeratomas may be seen to stud tortuous superficial blood vessels.
No treatment is necessary. Individual lesions can be cauterized if necessary.
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