Fordyce Glands

October 1, 2003
Joe Monroe, PA-C
Joe Monroe, PA-C

A 38-year-old man was concerned that the small lesions on his lips were flatwarts. A biopsy identified Fordyce, or sebaceous, glands of the lips.

A 38-year-old man was concerned that the small lesions on his lips were flatwarts. A biopsy identified Fordyce, or sebaceous, glands of the lips.Fordyce glands differ from warts in that they are numerous, have ayellowish white appearance, and are seen on the mucosal surface and vermilionof the lips. The glands are benign and require no treatment. (Case and photograph courtesy of Joe Monroe, PA-C.)