The Association Between Acrochorda (skin tags), Metabolic Syndrome, and Adenomatous Polyps

Publication Year:
2012
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Repository URL:
http://jdc.jefferson.edu/gastro_hepfp/16
Author(s):
O'Hare, MD, Brendan; Shnitser, MD, Anastasia; Korenblit, MD, MBA, Jason; Siddiqui, MD, Ali
Tags:
The Association Between Acrochorda (skin tags); Metabolic Syndrome; and Adenomatous Polyps; poster; Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology; Department of Internal Medicine; Thomas Jefferson University Hospital; Gastroenterology; Hepatology; Medicine and Health Sciences
poster description
BACKGROUND Acrochorda (skin tags) are benign skin tumors that form primarily at skin creases, generally on the neck, armpit, and groin areas. There have been a small number of published studies in 1980s in patients who were found to have increased number of skin tags and colonic polyps, with a direct correlation described between the two. In addition, metabolic syndrome has been linked to adenomatous polyps, but a link between skin tags and metabolic syndrome has not been established.