Papilloma (definition)

(pap'i-lo'mah) (Latin. Pailla - a nipple-like projection + Greek. oma - a swelling or tumor)

A nipple-like mass projecting from the surface of the skin.


Dermal papilloma:
  • A soft flesh-colored elevated tumor with a dermal component. Fibroma molle.
Epidermal papilloma:
  • Acrochordon or papillomatous seborrheic keratosis.

(from the ILDS Committee on Nomenclature- R. Winkelmann, Chairman)


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