Fibroepithelial Polyps (Acrochordons)



Fibroepithelial Polyps (Acrochordons)


Elsa F. Velazquez, MD










Acrochordon characterized by a core of loose connective tissue devoid of adnexal structures image is covered by squamous epithelium image.






The fibrovascular core in this fibroepithelial polyp is composed of loose connective tissue with scattered vessels image and a few inflammatory cells.


TERMINOLOGY


Synonyms



  • Skin tag, soft fibroma, fibrolipoma (with adipose tissue)


ETIOLOGY/PATHOGENESIS


May Be Associated with



  • Obesity


  • Colonic polyps (controversial)


  • Diabetes


  • Acromegaly

Jul 8, 2016 | Posted by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE | Comments Off on Fibroepithelial Polyps (Acrochordons)
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