Acrochordon - Definition

March 2017


Definition


Acrochorda are tumors of the skin tissue that can take different colors, like brown or pink. An acrochordon can be flat, hollowed out, or pedunculated. Acrochorda are the pedunculated form of molluscum and appear as small masses connected to the skin by a thin stalk. Most are a few millimeters in diameter, some may reach several centimeters, but they are still harmless. When present in large quantities, molluscum can be a sign of certain diseases such as tuberous sclerosis or Recklinghausen's disease.

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