Acrochordons (skin tags)

Acrochordons are small, flesh-coloured to dark brown, pinhead-sized and larger, sessile and pedunculated papillomas commonly occur on the neck, often together with small seborrheic keratoses.
They are also seen frequently in the axillae and on the eyelids, while less often they may appear on the trunk and groins, where the soft, pedunculated growths often hang on thin stalks.
These flesh-coloured, teardrop-shaped tags feel like small bags. Occasionally, as a result of twisting of the pedicle, one will become inflamed, tender, and even gangrenous.
Incidence is at the same levels for both males and females, with nearly 60% of individuals acquiring them by the age of 69.
They often increase in number when the patient is gaining weight or during pregnancy, and may be related to the growth hormone-like activity of insulin. They may be also associated with diabetes mellitus. In patients preselected for gastrointestinal complaints, skin tags appear to be more prevalent in those with colonic polyps.