Skin Tags Appearance | Dermatology Education Skin Tags Appearance Video
August 18, 2019

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  • Skin Tags Appearance

    Skin tags are skin-colored or slightly pigmented, 1 to 5 mm pedunculated papules. They are typically not difficult to diagnose. They may be flat or filiform, although most are soft, fleshy, and pedunculated on a thin stalk. The axillae are the most common location to find skin tags. Skin tags also occur on the neck, eyelids, as well as in other intertriginous areas such as the inframammary and inguinal creases. The overwhelming majority of skin tags are benign and have no internal disease association. However, skin tags are part of the Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome, which is a rare condition and includes trichodiscomas and fibrofolliculomas of the face, neck and chest. Patients with this syndrome may have associated renal cell carcinoma, colonic adenomas, pulmonary cysts and medullary carcinoma of the thyroid gland.