Acrochordon

Overview
  • Acrochordons, commonly known as "Skin Tags", are benign fleshy cutaneous growths that are acquired during adulthood.
Morphology
  • Skin Tags are fleshy, often pedunculated, papules that tend to occur in the axillae and neck.
  • Histologically, skin tags display a thinned epidermis surrounding a loose connective tissue stroma.
Clinical Consequences
  • Acrochordons are benign but can become painful if twisted and thus necrosed. They begin to appear after the second decade and increase in number with age.