By Gary M. White, MD

Angiokeratoma of Fordyce of the vulva

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.


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.

Additional Pictures

Angiokeratoma of Fordyce of the scrotum

Angiokeratoma of Fordyce of the penis

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