SARKIS J. CHOBANIAN, M.D.; MICHAEL M. VAN NESS, M.D.; CHARLES WINTERS Jr., M.D.; EDWARD L. CATTAU Jr., M.D.
The association of dermatologic disorders with underlying visceral disease, especially neoplasms, is well known (1, 2). Recent reports, one in patients with acromegaly (3) and another in a series of male patients (4), have suggested that skin tags may indicate the presence of adenomatous polyps of the colon. We undertook our study to test these findings in a population of both men and women over a wide age range.
One hundred consecutive patients having colonoscopy were prospectively evaluated over a 3-month period. Before colonoscopy, patients were examined for the presence of at least one skin tag (acrochordon). Tags were identified
CHOBANIAN SJ, VAN NESS MM, WINTERS C, CATTAU EL. Skin Tags as a Marker for Adenomatous Polyps of the Colon. Ann Intern Med. ;103:892–893. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-103-6-892
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;103(6_Part_1):892-893.
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