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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DISCUSSION: Skin tags are common benign lesions of the skin.
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INTRODUCTION: Skin tags are common in half of the population, it is an acquired benign pedunculated growth usually in neck, arm pits, upper eye lids in children, groin folds, under the breast, buttocks, and the unusual sites like penis, scrotum and opening of the prepuce tip.
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A valuable technique in the dermatologist's clinic, it can treat small skin tags, several of which can easily be removed without any anaesthesia with a fine metal electric desiccator needle in just one session.
Conditions that can be effectively treated include leg veins, birth marks and facial spider veins, vascular malformations such as hemangiomas, in addition to benign lesions such as brown sun spots, liver spots, skin tags and warts.
Acrochordons also known as skin tags, cutaneous tag, soft fibroma, fibroma molle, soft warts and fibroma pendulans are benign connective tissue tumours of the dermis.