A papilloma is a usually benign tumor of the skin or mucous membranes that grows outwardly in finger-like protrusions. It is frequently used to refer to infections caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), which can cause papillomas of the skin, genitals, mouth, eyes and throat, and, in some women, cervical cancer.
Papillomas can form throughout the body. Warts, which are papillomas on the skin, can be found on the hands, feet and knees. They may or not be painful, can grow singly or in clusers, and can be raised or flat, rough or smooth.
Your provider at AllPhases Dermatology will tailor treatment to you. Potential treatments include:
- Topical medications
- Cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen