Acrochorda (skin tags) are benign skin tumors that form primarily at skin creases, generally on the neck, armpit, and groin areas. There have been a small number of published studies in 1980s in patients who were found to have increased number of skin tags and colonic polyps, with a direct correlation described between the two. In addition, metabolic syndrome has been linked to adenomatous polyps, but a link between skin tags and metabolic syndrome has not been established.
Recommended CitationO'Hare, MD, Brendan; Shnitser, MD, Anastasia; Korenblit, MD, MBA, Jason; and Siddiqui, MD, Ali, "The Association Between Acrochorda (skin tags), Metabolic Syndrome, and Adenomatous Polyps" (2012). Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Faculty Papers. Paper 16.