|Journal of Government Dental College and Hospital, October 2015, Vol.-02, Issue- 01, P. 39-43
Pyogenic granuloma: a case report and review
Dr. Jigna Shah (MDS)1†, Dr. Bhavik Mavani 2
1 Professor & Head, Dept of Oral Medicine & Radiology, Govt. Dental College & Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
2 Postgraduate Student Dept of Oral Medicine & Radiology, Govt. Dental College & Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
†Author for correspondence.
Exophytic gingival lesions represent some of the more frequently encountered lesions in the oral cavity. Some of these lesions are reactive in nature. Pyogenic granuloma is an overzealously proliferative non-neoplastic lesion of connective tissue origin, found commonly in oral cavity and is secondary to chronic low grade local irritation, poor oral hygiene, and hormonal disturbances. Typically, pyogenic granuloma presents as an exuberant, red painless mass that easily bleeds, ulcerates and grows rapidly and is frequently seen on the gingiva. Since it is a benign lesion, choice of treatment is surgical excision. Here by, presenting a case of pyogenic granuloma in a 18 years old healthy female patient over lingual aspect of right posterior mandibular region.
Key words: pyogenic granuloma, hemangiomatous granuloma