Pyogenic Granuloma| Definition , Etiology , Clinical features, Investigation, Differential diagnosis, Treatment
•Pyogenic granuloma is a common tumor like granulation tissue overgrowth of the oral tissues in reaction to mild irritation.
•Local mild irritation or trauma.
Pyogenic granuloma of the gingiva.
Pyogenic granuloma on the dorsum of the tongue.
•Pyogenic granuloma presents as a painless, exophytic nodular mass that is usually pedunculated or sessile, with a deep red color (Figs. ).
•The surface of the lesion may be smooth or lobulated, is often ulcerated, and is covered by a whitish-yellowish fibrinous membrane.
•It is soft on palpation and has a tendency to hemorrhage easily
•It grows rapidly and may range in size from a few millimeters to several centimeters.
•The gingiva is commonly affected (about 70–75%), followed by the tongue, lips, and buccal mucosa. Children and young adults are more frequently affected.
•Over 60% of patients are between 11 and 40 years of age.
•Peripheral giant-cell granuloma,
Category: Dental, Oral Pathology, Oral Surgery