Fibroepithelial Polyp of Nail Bed

Sameeah Hanif, Muhammad Nawaz

  • Sameeah Hanif Department of Surgery DHQ Abbottabad


Fibroepithelial polyp is a benign condition in which there is outgrowth of epidermis and dermis along with fibrovascular tissue in a polypoid fashion. It is also known as fibroma, acrochordon and skin tag. They are usually found in skin folds of areas such as axilla, neck, inguinal or submandibular region. It is generally considered pseudo tumor caused by hyperplasia or inflammation secondary to a local lesion. In this case report a rare type of lesion is described that was found at the nail bed. It was removed surgically.

Key words

Fibroepithelial polyp, Acrochordon, Skin tag.