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Recurrent Pyogenic Granuloma – A Clinical Evaluation

P Singh, M Dhamija, P Dhamija

Citation Information : Singh P, Dhamija M, Dhamija P. Recurrent Pyogenic Granuloma – A Clinical Evaluation. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2013; 7 (2):132-133.

DOI: 10.5005/johcd-7-2-132

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-05-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; The Author(s).


The pyogenic granuloma is a localized tumour like overgrowth in the oral cavity caused by reaction to mild irritation. It is considered to be non-neoplastic in nature. Clinically, oral pyogenic granuloma is a smooth or lobulated exophytic lesion manifesting as small, red erythematous papules on a pedunculated or sometimes sessile base, which is usually haemorrhagic. Treatment of pyogenic granuloma consists of conservative surgical excision which is usually curative. There is a relatively high rate of recurrence (about 15%) after simple excision. This case report describes a recurrent intraoral pyogenic granuloma which was successfully treated with surgical excision and scaling teeth without any significant complications.

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