The histology of anal skin tags in Crohn's disease: An aid to confirmation of the diagnosis

@article{Taylor2005TheHO,
  title={The histology of anal skin tags in Crohn's disease: An aid to confirmation of the diagnosis},
  author={B. A. Taylor and G. T. Williams and L. E. Hughes and Jonathan Rhodes},
  journal={International Journal of Colorectal Disease},
  year={2005},
  volume={4},
  pages={197-199}
}
We have investigated excision biopsy of anal skin tags as an adjunct to rectal biopsy in the diagnosis of Crohn's disease. Twenty-six patients with proven Crohn's disease of the large and/or small bowel were studied. All had perianal skin tags removed under local anaesthesia as outpatients, when rectal biopsies were also obtained. Three sections from each skin tag and three from each rectal biopsy were examined for granulomas. The rectal biopsies were also examined for changes ‘suggestive’ of… 
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