acrochordon


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acrochordon

 [ak″ro-kor´don]
a pedunculated skin tag occurring principally on the neck, upper chest, and axillae in women of middle age or older.

skin tag

1. a polypoid outgrowth of both epidermis and dermal fibrovascular tissue;
2. embryology a skin-covered projection that may or may not contain cartilage; typically located in a line between the tragus of the ear and the corner of the mouth and associated with external ear anomalies.

acrochordon

/ac·ro·chor·don/ (-kor´don) a pedunculated skin tag, occurring principally on the neck, eyelids, upper chest, and axillae in older women.

acrochordon

[ak′rōkôr′don]
a benign, pedunculated growth commonly occurring on the eyelids, neck, axillae, or groin. Also called skin tag.
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Acrochordon

skin tag

(skin tag)
1. A polypoid outgrowth of both epidermis and dermal fibrovascular tissue.
2. Common terminology for any small benign cutaneous lesion.
Synonym(s): acrochordon, soft wart.
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ACROCHORDON: (in the axilla)

acrochordon

(ak?ro-kor'don?) [acro– + Gr. chorde, cord]
A small, benign, polyp-shaped growth composed of skin and subcutaneous tissue; typically found on the neck, in the axilla, or near the eyelids.
Synonym: fibroepithelial polyp; skin tag See: illustration

acrochordon

see fibrovascular papilloma.
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Histofreezer is indicated for the treatment of verruca vulgaris (common warts), verruca plantaris (plantar warts), HPV (genital lesions), acrochordon (skin tags), molluscum contagiosum, seborrhoeic keratosis, and now, verruca plana.
They are often referred to as skin tags or acrochordons and are found in multiple cutaneous locations measuring usually less than 10 mm.
Known in medical jargon as acrochordons, skin tags are very common and occur most often after midlife.
Acrochordons, also known as skin tags, are fleshy pedunculated papules that are common in skin folds.