Acrochordon (Skin Tag)

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A skin tag (acrochordon) is a very common condition where small, flesh-colored growths on a thin stalk appear in areas where skin rubs skin such as the armpit, eyelids, and neck. They occur on about 60% of individuals by age 70 and often increase in number if the patient is gaining weight. Skin tags are benign lesions that can sometimes become irritated or traumatized. Skin tags rarely occur in children and should raise concern if seen in this age group.

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