The word papilloma, according to dermatologists, is synonymous with what some people call skin tags. They are also benign.
Papilloma refers to a benign epithelial tumor growing exophytically (outwardly projecting) in finger-like fronds. In this context papilla refers to the projection created by the tumor, not a tumor on an already existing papilla (such as the nipple). When used without context, it frequently refers to infections (squamous cell papilloma) caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), such as warts. There are, however, a number of other conditions that cause papilloma and in many cases there is no known cause.
Human papillomavirus infection is a major cause of cervical cancer, although most HPV infections do not cause cancer.
Cervical cancer ·Warts
Factor in other cancers (Anal, Vaginal, Vulvar, Penile, Head and neck cancer (HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer)) ·
, Laryngeal papillomatosis
), Epidermodysplasia verruciformis
, Focal epithelial hyperplasia