Skin Tags Are Not a Risk Factor for Colorectal Polyps

  title={Skin Tags Are Not a Risk Factor for Colorectal Polyps},
  author={S J Brendler and R D Watson and Ronald M. Katon and Michael E. Parsons and J. L. Howatt},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology},
To ascertain whether acrochordons (simple skin tags) are associated with a higher risk for colon polyps, we prospectively studied 218 male and female patients, age 40 or older without history of colon cancer, polyps, ulcerative colitis, familial polyposis, or recent lower intestinal symptoms. Each patient was assessed for the presence of skin tags. A screening flexible sigmoidoscopy was then performed without knowledge of the dermatologic findings. All polypoid lesions were recorded, and… 
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