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Identification of a Novel Papillomavirus Type (MfoiPV1) Associated with Acrochordon in a Stone Marten ().

Pathogens 2021 Apr 30;10(5). Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Institute of Pathology, Wild Animals, Fish and Bees, Veterinary Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Gerbičeva 60, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Papillomaviruses (PVs) are an extremely large group of viruses that cause skin and mucosal infections in humans and various domestic and wild animals. Nevertheless, there is limited knowledge about PVs in wildlife hosts, including mustelid species. This study describes a case in stone marten () with a clinical manifestation of skin tumor, which is rather atypical for infections with PVs. Read More

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Nevus Lipomatosus Cutaneous Superficialis Mimicking an Acrochordon.

Cureus 2021 Feb 25;13(2):e13554. Epub 2021 Feb 25.

Department of Dermatology, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Miami, USA.

Nevus lipomatosus cutaneous superficialis (NLCS) is a rare cutaneous hamartoma characterized by mature adipocytes in the dermis. Here, we present a unique case of NLCS in a 57-year-old female that strikingly resembled an acrochordon, demonstrating features of the classical and solitary form of NLCS. This presentation of NLCS has not been widely reported and emphasizes that the diagnosis of NLCS should be considered when evaluating suspected acrochordons. Read More

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February 2021

A Comparison of Ferric Subsulfate Solution, Silver Nitrate, and Aluminum Chloride for Pain Assessment, Time to Hemostasis, and Cosmesis in Acrochordon Snip Excision.

J Clin Aesthet Dermatol 2020 Dec 1;13(12):32-37. Epub 2020 Dec 1.

Ms. Coakley, Mr. Wu, Mr. Kumar, and Ms. Dadrass are with Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois.

Acrochordon (skin tag) removal by snip excision is a routine dermatologic procedure. Bleeding is a common sequelae of snip excision that requires hemostatic control. Chemical cautery is a common means of achieving hemostasis in this procedure. Read More

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December 2020

The role of insulin-like growth factor in Acrochordon Etiopathology.

BMC Dermatol 2020 11 3;20(1):14. Epub 2020 Nov 3.

Dermatology and Venereology Department, Akdeniz University School of Medicine, Antalya, Turkey.

Background: There are reports that acrochordon (skin tag), the most common fibroepithelial tumor of the skin, may be associated with metabolic syndrome components, particularly insulin metabolism disorders. However, to the best of our knowledge, there is no study examining its association with insulin resistance and tissue levels of insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF-1R) and insulin-like growth factor 2 receptor (IGF-2R).

Methods: Thirty patients with at least one acrochordon in their body who had no known history of diabetes mellitus and a control group comprised 30 individuals who had no acrochordon or no known history of diabetes mellitus were included. Read More

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November 2020

Skin tags imaged by reflectance confocal microscopy, optical coherence tomography and multispectral optoacoustic tomography at the bedside.

Skin Res Technol 2021 May 11;27(3):324-331. Epub 2020 Oct 11.

Department of Dermatology, Bispebjerg and Frederiksberg, Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Background: Skin tags are common and mostly benign, but occasionally contain skin cancers. This study analysed skin tags by combining three advanced optical imaging technologies: reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM), optical coherence tomography (OCT) and multispectral optoacoustic imaging (MSOT) supplemented by dermoscopy MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective clinical study recruiting patients with skin tags from a university hospital clinic over a 2-week period. OCT, RCM and MSOT imaging were performed prior to excisional biopsies. Read More

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Acrochordons and autoimmunity: Significance of preconceptional counseling.

Hum Antibodies 2020 ;28(4):335-339

Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Faculty of Medicine, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.

Background: Acrochordons are benign hypertrophic lesions of the skin of which the pathophysiology is unclear.

Objective: This study aimed to examine the association of acrochordons with autoimmune disorders in patients with a poor obstetric history.

Methods: This retrospective cohort involved 350 female patients with poor obstetric history who were included in a preconceptional care program to investigate risk factors for obstetric complications. Read More

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January 2020

Giant Fibroepithelial Polyps: Why do they Grow Excessively?

Sisli Etfal Hastan Tip Bul 2020 27;54(2):257-260. Epub 2020 May 27.

Department of Pathology, Balıkesir Atatürk City Hospital, Balıkesir, Turkey.

Fibroepithelial polyps (acrochordon or skin tag) are benign tumors that usually occur in skin folds, such as the axilla, genital area or neck. They can be solitary or multiple. Their dimensions usually do not exceed 1-2 millimeters. Read More

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Association of Acanthosis Nigricans and Acrochordon with Insulin Resistance: A Cross-Sectional Hospital-Based Study from North India.

Indian J Dermatol 2020 Mar-Apr;65(2):112-117

Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Background: Insulin resistance (IR) is a pre-diabetic condition and has been reported in patients with acanthosis nigricans (AN) and acrochordon. AN and acrochordon are claimed to be cutaneous markers of IR.

Aim: The purpose of this paper was to study the association of AN and acrochordon with IR. Read More

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A Painful Step - Pendulating Plantar Eccrine Poroma.

Open Access Maced J Med Sci 2019 Sep 31;7(18):2988-2990. Epub 2019 May 31.

Department of Dermatology, University of Rome "G. Marconi", Rome, Italy.

Background: Eccrine poroma is a benign tumour of eccrine duct epithelium. The usual clinical presentation is nodular.

Case Report: We present a 78-year-old man with a painful pendulating flesh-coloured malodorous plantar tumour. Read More

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September 2019

All about skin manifestations of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes: acanthosis nigricans and acrochordons.

Postgrad Med J 2020 Apr 13;96(1134):237. Epub 2019 Oct 13.

Endocrinology and Diabetes, St. Joseph - St. Luc Hospital, Lyon, France.

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Cutaneous Metastasis of Internal Tumors.

Dermatol Clin 2019 Oct 10;37(4):545-554. Epub 2019 Jul 10.

Department of Dermatology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1441 Eastlake Avenue, Ezralow Tower, Suite 5301, Los Angeles, CA 90033-9174, USA. Electronic address:

Cutaneous metastasis portends a poor prognosis. Therefore, a high clinical index of suspicion is necessary so that a clinician knows how to recognize the presentation of a cutaneous metastasis, while the pathologist must know the appropriate stains to order. In this review, the authors summarize the common and uncommon ways that these tumors will present. Read More

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October 2019

Giant Lumbar Polypoid Tumor with Bullae on its Surface.

Acta Dermatovenerol Croat 2019 Jun;27(2):127-128

Dr. Jorge Ocampo-Candiani, Chair of the Dermatology Department, University Hospital "Dr. José E. González", Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Mitras Centro, Avenida Gonzalitos y Madero S/N, 64460 Monterrey, Mexico;

Dear Editor, Acrochordons are common benign neoplasms found in everyday practice. We present a rare case of a giant and single acrochordon on the lumbar region with signs of ischemia. The correlation of clinical, dermatoscopic, and histopathological analyses may help the clinician differentiate this entity from other benign and malignant dermatoses. Read More

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Acrochordon With Histological Features of Lichen Sclerosus.

Am J Dermatopathol 2019 Jun;41(6):e64-e65

Section of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Lichen sclerosus (LS) is a chronic inflammatory dermatosis that classically presents as sclerotic, atrophic plaques in the genital region. We present a case of acrochordon with histological features of LS, clinically mimicking intradermal nevus, in a 53-year-old man with no prior history of LS. Our case highlights an unusual morphologic variant of acrochordon and illustrates the role of chronic pressure and occlusion in the development of secondary features of LS. Read More

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Comparison of cutaneous manifestations in diabetic and nondiabetic obese patients: A prospective, controlled study.

North Clin Istanb 2018 21;5(2):114-119. Epub 2018 May 21.

Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Istanbul, Turkey.

Objective: Obesity is known to be a risk factor for many diseases including dermatological problems. Here, we aimed to determine the cutaneous manifestations in obese patients and the frequency of the accompanying dermatoses and to investigate the effect of diabetes mellitus in obese patients on cutaneous manifestations compared with the control group.

Methods: Our study included a total of 600 adults: 450 obese volunteers and 150 healthy volunteers. Read More

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Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome in two Chinese families with mutations in the FLCN gene.

BMC Med Genet 2018 01 22;19(1):14. Epub 2018 Jan 22.

Department of Neurology, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, People's Republic of China.

Background: Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome is an autosomal dominant hereditary condition caused by mutations in the folliculin-encoding gene FLCN (NM_144997). It is associated with skin lesions such as fibrofolliculoma, acrochordon and trichodiscoma; pulmonary lesions including spontaneous pneumothorax and pulmonary cysts and renal cancer.

Methods: Genomic DNA was extracted from peripheral venous blood samples of the propositi and their family members. Read More

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January 2018

Cutaneous manifestations of obesity and themetabolic syndrome.

Clin Dermatol 2018 Jan - Feb;36(1):81-88. Epub 2017 Sep 8.

Department of Dermatology, Istanbul Medeniyet University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.

The cutaneous manifestations of obesity and the associated metabolic syndrome (MetS) may present with a wide variety of cutaneous findings, including acanthosis nigricans, acrochordon, cellulitis, psoriasis, hidradenitis suppurativa, acne, and hirsutism. Being aware of such clinical signs and the underlying systemic disorders may facilitate earlier diagnoses, thereby permitting earlier of therapy initiation and prevention of long-term sequelae. In this process, dermatologists are key figures in the early detection of MetS and its clinical manifestations. Read More

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Uptake of an Acrochordon Incidentally Detected on 68Ga Prostate-Specific Membrane Antigen PET/CT.

Clin Nucl Med 2017 Jun;42(6):461-462

From the Departments of *Nuclear Medicine, and †Dermatology, Kocaeli University School of Medicine, Kocaeli, Turkey.

Ga prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) PET/CT is a promising tool for imaging of prostate cancer. Ga-PSMA PET/CT uptake of prostate cancer and its metastases are reflective of significant overexpression of PSMA. However, PSMA expression of benign neoplasms and nonprostate epithelial malignancies is not very well defined. Read More

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Granular cell tumor in a child: An uncommon cutaneous presentation.

Indian Dermatol Online J 2016 Sep-Oct;7(5):390-392

Department of Pathology, University College of Medical Sciences and GTB Hospital, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India.

Granular cell tumors (GCTs) are uncommon soft tissue tumors which present as papulonodular lesions and are often diagnosed histopathologically. These usually develop in adulthood and are considered to be of Schwann cell origin. Most of the lesions are benign, but malignant lesions with poor prognosis are known to occur. Read More

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October 2016

Nevus Lipomatosis Cutaneous Superficialis - A clinicopathologic study of the solitary type.

Med J Armed Forces India 2016 Jan 22;72(1):67-70. Epub 2014 Nov 22.

Professor & Head, Army College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India; Consultant (Pathology), Base Hospital, Delhi Cantt, India.

Background: Nevus Lipomatosis Cutaneous Superficialis (NLCS) is a rare, benign hamartomatous lesion characterized by the ectopic presence of mature adipocytes in the reticular dermis not associated with the underlying subcutaneous tissue. Two clinical forms-classical and solitary occur. The solitary form is relatively uncommon, due to which these lesions are commonly clinically misdiagnosed. Read More

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January 2016

Assessment of Various Biochemical Parameters and BMI in Patients with Skin Tags.

J Clin Diagn Res 2016 Jan 1;10(1):BC09-11. Epub 2016 Jan 1.

Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology, M R Medical College , Kalaburgi, India .

Introdction: Acrochordon or fibroepithelial polyp, commonly known as Skin tags (STs) are one of the most common benign skin condition, consisting of skin projecting from the surrounding skin, usually occurring on the eyelids, neck and axillae. Studies have found an association of STs with conditions such as obesity, diabetes mellitus and atherogenic lipid profile. Abdominal obesity and the consequent insulin resistance are said be important contributing factors for diabetes, dyslipidaemia and cardiovascular disease. Read More

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January 2016

Aneurysmal benign fibrous histiocytoma presenting as a giant acrochordon on thigh.

Indian Dermatol Online J 2015 Nov-Dec;6(6):436-8

Department of Dermatology, Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

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January 2016

Giant Acrochordon Arising from the Thigh.

J Coll Physicians Surg Pak 2015 Nov;25(11):839-40

Department of Surgery, Diyarbakir Education and Research Hospital, 21400, Diyarbakir, Turkey.

Acrochordons commonly develop from skin on the neck and axillar region, but may be found on any region of body. Although some predisposing factors have been implicated, the definite etiology has yet to be determined. We report the case of a 46-year female patient who presented with a large mass lesion on the inner aspect of the thigh. Read More

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November 2015

A Novel Case of an Acrochordon Occurring on the Plantar Foot.

J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 2015 Sep;105(5):440-2

We report on a 63-year-old male who was found to have an acrochordon on his plantar foot. Although acrochordons constitute a common benign clinical finding, this observation represents, to our knowledge, only the second case reported on the foot and the first occuring on the plantar surface. Read More

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September 2015

Prevalence of Congenital Cutaneous Anomalies in 1000 Newborns and a Review of the Literature.

Am J Perinatol 2016 Jan 14;33(1):79-83. Epub 2015 Jul 14.

Department of Dermatology, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Goztepe Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Objective: There are limited reports studying on congenital cutaneous anomalies in newborns, particularly in Turkey. Some of congenital cutaneous anomalies serve as an important clue for accompanying syndromes or other medical conditions. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of congenital cutaneous anomalies in newborns and to discuss their clinical significance with a brief review of literature. Read More

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January 2016

Giant Acrochordon of Labia Majora: An Uncommon Manifestation of a Common Disease.

J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2015 Apr-Jun;8(2):119-20

Department of Dermatology, Army College of Medical Sciences, Base Hospital, Delhi Cantonment, New Delhi, India E-mail:

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Giant acrochordon of the axilla.

BMJ Case Rep 2015 Jul 3;2015. Epub 2015 Jul 3.

Department of Surgery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.

Acrochordons or fibroepithelial polyps, are very common skin lesions. However, giant acrochordons are extremely rare. We present a case of a morbidly obese diabetic man who was treated with primary excision of a giant 18 cm acrochordon of the left axilla. Read More

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Fast and Painless Skin Tag Excision with Ethyl Chloride.

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2015 Aug 5;39(4):644-5. Epub 2015 Jun 5.

Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Bulent Ecevit University, A blok Kat:3, Kozlu, Zonduldak, Turkey,

Skin tags (acrochordon) are skin colored or hyperpigmented, usually pedunculated benign skin lesions and often occur on the neck, axilla, and groin regions. It is difficult choice to excise these multiple, widespread, and pedinculated lesions with or without local anesthesia. One option is to infiltrate local anesthesia to every single skin tag, while cutting pedicle with single move is another option. Read More

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