acrochordon


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acrochordon

n (derm) acrocordón m
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Acrochordon (skin tag) Kaposi's sarcoma Basal cell carcinoma Malignant melanoma Condylomata acuminata Perianal abscess/fistula Crohn's disease Pilonidal cyst/abscess Cutaneous tuberculosis Squamous cell carcinoma/ Bowen's disease Epidermoid cyst Thrombosed external hemorrhoid Hidradenitis suppurativa Perianal basaloid (cloacogenic) squamous cell carcinoma
Clinically, the skin is observed in different forms ranging from papules to ulcerated plaques and may be confused with nevus, acrochordon, and hemangioma (1, 2).
Differential Diagnoses of Seborrheic Keratosis (1,3) Permanent or Malignant Lesions Benign Lesions * Actinic keratosis * Acrochordon (skin tags) * Bowen disease (SCC in situ) * Acrokeratosis verruciformis * Invasive SCC / SCC in situ * Benign lichenoid keratosis * Lentigo maligna * Condyloma acuminatum * Malignant melanoma * Eocrine poroma/hidroacanthoma simplex * Pigmented basal cells * Melanooytic nevus * Verruca vulgaris (warts) * Solar lentigo (liver spots) * Tumor of the infundibulum SCC=squamous cell carcinoma.
A Skin tags, known medically as acrochordon, are small benign growths that occur more commonly in older adults and people who are overweight/obese or have diabetes.
These tumors may occur sporadically or in association with Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome, which is associated with cutaneous (fibrofolliculoma, trichodiscoma, or acrochordon) and pulmonary (cysts and pneumothorax) lesions.
The common non-infective dermatoses observed in the study were xerosis (54.9%), senile ichthyosis (29.5%), dermatosis papulosa nigra (24%) (figure 3), acrochordon (24.4%), cherry angioma (17.1%) (figure 4), seborrhoeic keratoses (17.8%), colloid milia (13.1%), macular amyloidosis (10.5%), senile comedones (9.1), senile ecchymosis (4.7%) (Figure 5), lichen simplex chronicus (4.7%), fissure foot (12%), non-healing ulcers (1.5%), xanthelasma palpebrarum (figure 6), prurigo nodularis, psoriasis, bullous pemphigoid, longitudinal ridging of nails, oral submucosal fibrosis.
When misdiagnosed, carcinomas were incorrectly identified as viral wart and graft-versus-host disease for SCC, and psoriasis, acrochordon, wart, nevus, and atypical nevus for BCC.
Clinically, the differential diagnosis should include acrochordon, condyloma acuminatum and squamous or urothelial carcinoma; a differential diagnosis is posssible with histopathological analysis.[sup.2]
Association Between Presence of Acrochordon and Metabolic Syndrome Acrochordon Metabolic Syndrome Total Present Absent Present 34 (68.0) 16 (32.0) 50 Absent 19 (38.0) 31 (62.0) 50 Total 53 47 100
An acrochordon is a small, soft, common, benign, usually pedunculated neoplasm that is found particularly in persons who are obese.