Elastic tissue in fibroepithelial polyps.

  title={Elastic tissue in fibroepithelial polyps.},
  author={Brian B Adams and Diya F Mutasim},
  journal={The American Journal of dermatopathology},
  volume={21 5},
Fibroepithelial polyps are common cutaneous lesions with an unknown etiology. We attempted to demonstrate that fibroepithelial polyps develop secondary to a focal loss of elastic tissue. Forty-five fibroepithelial polyps were examined. All were stained with Verhoeff-van Gieson stain for elastic tissue and examined. All but one specimen had a normal amount of elastin and none revealed abnormally shaped elastic fibers. Abnormal or decreased elastic tissue is not the cause of fibroepithelial… CONTINUE READING