October 1962

Angioma of the Scrotum (Fordyce Lesion)

Author Affiliations

Instructor in Clinical Medicine, University of North Dakota School of Medicine.; Department of Internal Medicine, Grand Forks Clinic.

Arch Intern Med. 1962;110(4):520-522. doi:10.1001/archinte.1962.03620220112018

Angioma of the scrotum (the Fordyce Lesion) is an uncommon disorder in the young, white adult. Bean1 observed scrotal angiomas in 70 of a total of 500 men of 50 years or older. He found this scrotal vascular lesion on only 1 younger than 50; that man was 47 years of age.

Scrotal angiomas are apparently more prevalent in the yellow race. Izaki 2 found them in 3.22% of 1,552 Japanese men. The youngest was 18 years old; the frequency of these lesions increased with age. The incidence was 16.67% in men over the age of 70 years.

Angioma of the scrotum is essentially asymptomatic. Bean1 reported bleeding from this lesion in 3 of his 70 cases. I wish to report the cases of 2 young men with scrotal angiomas that have bled.

Report of Cases 

Case 1.—  A 32-year-old white executive reported on July 25, 1960, that

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