Acrochordons ( Cutaneous Skin Tags ) - Acrochordons causes, treatment
What is Acrochordons?
Acrochordons is a coomon skin disorder. An acrochordon is a small, soft, common, benign, usually pedunculated neoplasm that is found particularly in persons who are obese. Cutaneous skin tags are very common, generally benign skin growths that occur most often after midlife.
What causes Acrochordons ?
The exact cause of acrochordons is not known. They tend to be more numerous in obese persons and in those with type 2 diabetes mellitus. The following factors may play a role in Acrochordons causes:
- Chaffing and irritation from skin rubbing together
- Human papilloma virus (wart virus)
- High levels of growth factors, particularly during pregnancy or in acrogmegaly (gigantism)
- Insulin resistance (syndrome X)
Sign and Symptoms of Acrochordons
Various symptoms has been observed for Acrochordons including skin growth. Some symptoms are as follows:
- Usually very small, but sometimes half an inch long
- Located on the neck, armpits, trunk, body folds, or other areas
- May have a narrow stalk
- Usually skin-colored, occasionally darker
Acrochordons Cure and Treatment
Treatment is usually not necessary unless the cutaneous tags are irritating or are cosmetically displeasing. If skin tags become sore from rubbing clothing or jewelry or if you find them unsightly, they can be removed surgically. Healing is usually complete in a week or two.