skin tag


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.

skin tag

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.
Enlarge picture
SKIN TAGS
Enlarge picture
SKIN TAGS

skin tag

A small outgrowth of skin, usually occurring on the neck, axilla, and groin.
See: illustration; acrochordonillustration
See also: tag

skin tag

(skin tag)
Polypoid outgrowth of both epidermis and dermal fibrovascular tissue.

skin

the outer covering and largest organ of the body. It serves as a protective barrier against microorganisms, helps shield delicate tissues underneath from mechanical and other injuries, insulates against heat and cold, and helps eliminate body wastes. It guards against ultraviolet radiation by producing a protective pigment and it helps produce vitamin D. Its sense receptors detect pain, cold, heat, touch and pressure.
The skin consists of an outer cellular, avascular epidermis, and an inner fibrous corium (dermis, true skin) resting upon a hypodermis of fat and panniculus muscle.
See also cutaneous, epidermal, epidermis.
Enlarge picture
Basic structure of the skin. By permission from McCurnin D, Poffenbarger EM, Small Animal Physical Diagnosis and Clinical Procedures, Saunders, 1991

skin appendages
skin-associated lymphoid tissues (SALT)
see skin-associated lymphoid tissue.
autoimmune skin disease
skin biopsy
removal of a small section of skin for histopathological examination. See also keyes punch.
skin cancer
include squamous cell carcinoma, papilloma and fibropapilloma, intracutaneous cornifying epithelioma (keratoacanthoma), basal cell tumors and tumors of the adnexa, perianal gland and hair follicles.
congenital absence of skin
see epitheliogenesis imperfecta.
skin depigmentation
skin emphysema
see subcutaneous emphysema.
skin fold thickness
a measure of obesity in humans but not a valid indicator in dogs or cats as the skin lifts off the subcutaneous tissue.
skin fungal infection
skin gangrene
death of tissue and usually involves dermis, epidermis and subcutaneous tissue, e.g. severe saddle galls, heat burns, chemical burns, Claviceps purpurea poisoning. The affected area is cold and bluish in color. This changes to black and the area begins to lift at the edges and to dry out.
skin inflammation
skin leukosis
occurs in marek's disease. Called also cutaneous lymphosarcoma.
skin-maggot fly
see cordylobiaanthropophaga.
skin memory
skin receptor
cutaneous sensory endorgans.
skin resiliency test
see skin tenting test (below).
skin tag
see fibrovascular papilloma.
skin tension lines
see tension line.
skin tenting test
a fold of skin is picked up and then quickly let go. The amount that it will stretch is an indication of its extensibility. The speed with which it returns to a normal position is determined by the degree of hydration of the skin and subcutaneous tissue and the amount of fat in the subcutaneous tissue, e.g. in an animal that is 10 to 12% dehydrated the skin fold will not disappear until 20 to 45 seconds have elapsed.
Enlarge picture
Tenting of the skin in a dehydrated cow. By permission from Blowey RW, Weaver AD, Diseases and Disorders of Cattle, Mosby, 1997
skin test
application or intradermal injection of a substance to the skin to test the body's reaction to it. Such a test detects an animal's sensitivity to such allergens as dust and pollen, or to preparations of microorganisms believed to be the cause of a disorder.
There are several types of skin tests, including the patch test, the scratch test, and the intradermal test.
skin wool
scoured wool from a fellmonger.
References in periodicals archive ?
While skin tags are harmless and usually cause no trouble, they may bleed or become sore if they're rubbed by clothing.
Rouge Beauty Salon specialises in the removal of skin tags (EUR35) without going down the surgical route.
While skin tags are not a symptom of any underlying health problem, they can look unsightly and may be irritated by clothes rubbing on them.
Conclusion: Skin tag, plantar hyperkeratosis, fungal infections, striae and acanthosis nigricans were found to be the most common skin diseases in obese patients in our study.
Pathologic examination revealed that the skin tag was covered by unremarkable squamous epithelium, and normal complements of skin appendages surrounded a fibrous core.
Even moles and skin tags -traditionally removed in hospitals -can be removed at a salon in sterile conditions under local anaesthetic.
She was found to have a dermal sinus tract, where her skin tag had been removed, that extended into the dura.
A skin tag is a common, benign condition which consists of a bit of skin that projects from the surrounding skin and may appear attached to the skin.
The series also takes a look at the persecution of witches - purely because a woman had a mole or a skin tag.
Why would anyone want to go on TV and confess to having haemorrhoids, foisty feet, unsightly skin tags or an unexplainable pong from their nether regions?
In other words, the skin tags were more than 75 percent accurate in pinpointing the presence of polyps in the colon.