Anal tags

Background

  • Minor projections of skin at anal verge
  • Inflammatory bowel disease may be associated with skin tag formation

Differential Diagnosis

Anorectal Disorders

Evaluation

  • Sometimes represent residuals of prior hemorrhoids
  • Usually asymptomatic
    • Inflammation may cause itching and pain

Management

  • Skin tags covering anal crypts, fistulas, and fissures are "sentinel tags"
    • Surgical referral for excision and/or biopsy is warranted

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