Angiokeratoma of fordyce

Close up shot of scrotum showing the red lumps characteristic of angiokeratoma of fordyce

Roll over to view imageAngiokeratoma of the scrotum

The angiokeratoma of fordyce is an uncommon congenital skin condition of the genitals. Those affected have a large number of small dark red, raised, rounded lumps on the scrotum and penis of males and the vulva of females. It is diagnosed by a biopsy of a skin lump.

No treatment is normally necessary, but the lumps can be treated by electric diathermy, freezing (cryotherapy), laser or excision if necessary. Although an annoying condition, it is not serious.

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