Anal tags


  • Minor projections of skin at anal verge
  • Inflammatory bowel disease may be associated with skin tag formation
  • Sometimes represent residuals of prior hemorrhoids

Clinical Features

  • Usually asymptomatic
    • Inflammation may cause itching and pain

Differential Diagnosis

Anorectal Disorders


  • Clinical


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

See Also

  • Anorectal Disorders


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