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Yellowish Conditions of oral cavity

  • Fordyce’s granules
  • Fibrin clot
  • Superficial abscess
  • Superficial nodules of tonsillar tissue
  • Yellow hairy tongue
  • Acute lymphnodular pharyngitis
  • Lipoma
  • Lymphoepithelial cyst
  • Epidermoid and dermoid cyst
  • Pyostomatitis vegetans
  • Jaundice or icterus
  • Lipoid proteinosis
  • Carotenemia
  • In 1896, Fordyce described whitish spots on the vermilion border of the lips, oral mucosa and, rarely, genital mucosa
  • Fordyce’s granules are considered as a developmental anamoly  characterized by heterotrophic  collections of sabeceous glands in oral cavity covered with intact mucosa.
  • Pathogenesis: sebaceous glands in the mouth may result from the inclusion in the oral cavity of the ectoderm having some of the potentialities of the skin in  the course of development.


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