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.

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
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Hereditary multiple fibrofolliculomas with trichodiscomas and acrochordons. Arch Dermatol.
Dube, "Hereditary multiple fibrofolliculomas with trichodiscomas and acrochordons," JAMA Dermatology, vol.
The most common benign skin tumour seen was Cherry angiomas (102, 51%) followed by seborrheic keratosis in 84 cases (42%), Dermatosis papulosa nigra in 67 cases (33.5%), acrochordons in 53 (26.5%) cases, 1 case (0.5%) of Sebaceous cyst and 2 cases (1%) of Syringoma.
Acrochordons are a (usually small) tag of skin that may have a stalk (a peduncle or pedicle).
Acrochordons, also known as skin tags, are fleshy pedunculated papules that are common in skin folds.
Most frequently observed skin disease was cutaneous infections including bacterial and fungal infections, followed by generalized xerosis, diabetic dermopathy, acanthosis nigricans, pruritus and acrochordons. Statistically significant correlation was observed between HbA1c and diabetic foot and between BMI and acanthosis nigricans and generalized xerosis.
Association between acrochordons and the components of metabolic syndrome.
(240) Mucocutaneous manifestations are multiple facial trichilemmomas, especially surrounding the nose, mouth, and ears, as well as sclerotic fibromas, acrochordons, punctate keratoses of the palms and soles, acrokeratosis verruciformis, and oral papillomas ("scrotal tongue").
The common skin disorders for which patients sought treatment were: superficial fungal infections (24%), acrochordons (17.7%), xerosis (13.7%) and bacterial infections (7.4%).
Skin tags or acrochordons are small, soft, pedunculated, often pigmented lesions, usually occurring in the eyelids, neck and axillae.
Pseudosarcomatous Fibroepithelial Polyps (Acrochordons)
Infections comprised the commonest group in obese diabetics (24.5%) followed by dermatoses more commonly associated with diabetes (20%) such as acrochordons and acanthosis nigricans (AN).