Dog Disease - Acrochordonous Plaque / Fibroepithelial Polyps



Acrochordonous or Fibroepithelial polyps are the damaged parts of the skin which are like tumour and may transpire in humans and animals. Sometimes they occur in large amount and are closely find out at the neck, forming a plaque. The main reason of this disease is still not clear, but there is a breed predisposition for dog breeds like bull dogs. At times, Acrochordonous tumours may not harm, histologic examination of clinically diagnosed FEPs disclose a basal or squamous cell carcinoma.

An acrochordon may appear as fa├žade nodules or papilomas on a healthy skin and is most commonly resembles with skin colour or a bit darker in tone.Acrochordons may change in size from 2-5mm in diameter, although larger tumours up to 5 cm in diameter are sometimes obvious. Most of the times, they appear on the neck and under arms, but any skin fold, includes groin might be affected. There are 3 kinds of Acrochordons, which are known as skin tags: soft fibromas, fibroepithelial polyps, FEP, fibromapendulans, pedunculated fibromas and soft warts. They might make it easier for acrochordons to grow. Animals may suffer from urinary incontinence, urinary tract infection, hyper thirst and frequent urination. This is a dog disease you should look out for and if you see any symptoms contact your vet at the earliest.