A fibroepithelial papilloma is a type of skin tag/tumour growth made up of excess fibrous tissue, which is completely benign.
The exact cause of fibroepithelial papilloma is unknown. One factor that is thought to be attributed to their formation is when the skin rubs against clothing.
Areas prone to chaffing such as the underarms, groin and neck and breasts are common sites for fibroepithelial papilloma to form. You can also get them on your eyelids.
Anyone can get fibroepithelial papilloma however they are more common in older people or those who are overweight.