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Fibroepithelial polyp

Definition
noun, plural: fibroepithelial polyps
A benign, often solitary, rubbery, polypoid outgrowth of epidermal and dermal fibrovascular tissue protruding from the skin surface
Supplement
A fibroepithelial polyp is made largely of fibrovascular core and few fat cells, and an epidermal covering. They are often solitary and larger compared with the smaller, clustered skin tags. They may be sessile (without a peduncle) or pedunculated (with a fleshy stalk).
Fibroepithelial polyps are usually found in the inner upper thighs, in the groin area, and buttocks. These lesions may be congenital in nature or may form due to a minor chronic infection.
Synonym(s):

  • acrochordon
  • skin tag
  • fibroma molle
  • senile fibroma
  • soft wart

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