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Giant Fibroepithelial Polyps: Why do they Grow Excessively?
Sisli Etfal Hastan Tip Bul. 2020; 54(2):257-260.SE

Abstract

Fibroepithelial polyps (acrochordon or skin tag) are benign tumors that usually occur in skin folds, such as the axilla, genital area or neck. They can be solitary or multiple. Their dimensions usually do not exceed 1-2 millimeters. Sometimes, they can reach huge dimensions. In the literature, a giant fibroepithelial polyp with a size of 42 centimeters has been reported. Although the etiology and the factors that cause excessive growth have not been elucidated, it is stated that obesity and insulin resistance might trigger growth. Lymphedematous fibroepithelial polyps described in recent years show that prolonged lymphatic stasis and chronic inflammation may lead to the growth of fibroepithelial polyps. We present a 21-year-old patient with a giant fibroepithelial polyp with a size of 14x6 centimeter, located in the midline on the anterior chest wall. To our knowledge, this is the first case in the literature, in this location, which makes our case unique. Herein, we presented our patient along with the review of current literature pertaining to the diagnosis and the treatment of fibroepithelial polyps (FEPs) and the factors leading to excessive growth.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Balıkesir Atatürk City Hospital, Balıkesir, Turkey.Department of Pathology, Balıkesir Atatürk City Hospital, Balıkesir, Turkey.

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32617069

Citation

Can, Bilgen, and Arzu Yildirim Ozluk. "Giant Fibroepithelial Polyps: Why Do They Grow Excessively?" Sisli Etfal Hastanesi Tip Bulteni, vol. 54, no. 2, 2020, pp. 257-260.
Can B, Ozluk AY. Giant Fibroepithelial Polyps: Why do they Grow Excessively? Sisli Etfal Hastan Tip Bul. 2020;54(2):257-260.
Can, B., & Ozluk, A. Y. (2020). Giant Fibroepithelial Polyps: Why do they Grow Excessively? Sisli Etfal Hastanesi Tip Bulteni, 54(2), 257-260. https://doi.org/10.14744/SEMB.2018.33603
Can B, Ozluk AY. Giant Fibroepithelial Polyps: Why Do They Grow Excessively. Sisli Etfal Hastan Tip Bul. 2020;54(2):257-260. PubMed PMID: 32617069.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Giant Fibroepithelial Polyps: Why do they Grow Excessively? AU - Can,Bilgen, AU - Ozluk,Arzu Yildirim, Y1 - 2020/05/27/ PY - 2018/06/28/received PY - 2018/10/23/accepted PY - 2020/7/4/entrez PY - 2020/7/4/pubmed PY - 2020/7/4/medline KW - Giant KW - fibroepithelial KW - lymphedematous SP - 257 EP - 260 JF - Sisli Etfal Hastanesi tip bulteni JO - Sisli Etfal Hastan Tip Bul VL - 54 IS - 2 N2 - Fibroepithelial polyps (acrochordon or skin tag) are benign tumors that usually occur in skin folds, such as the axilla, genital area or neck. They can be solitary or multiple. Their dimensions usually do not exceed 1-2 millimeters. Sometimes, they can reach huge dimensions. In the literature, a giant fibroepithelial polyp with a size of 42 centimeters has been reported. Although the etiology and the factors that cause excessive growth have not been elucidated, it is stated that obesity and insulin resistance might trigger growth. Lymphedematous fibroepithelial polyps described in recent years show that prolonged lymphatic stasis and chronic inflammation may lead to the growth of fibroepithelial polyps. We present a 21-year-old patient with a giant fibroepithelial polyp with a size of 14x6 centimeter, located in the midline on the anterior chest wall. To our knowledge, this is the first case in the literature, in this location, which makes our case unique. Herein, we presented our patient along with the review of current literature pertaining to the diagnosis and the treatment of fibroepithelial polyps (FEPs) and the factors leading to excessive growth. SN - 1302-7123 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32617069/Giant_Fibroepithelial_Polyps:_Why_do_they_Grow_Excessively DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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