Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 514--519

Pyogenic granuloma of the gingiva: A misnomer? - A case report and review of literature


Sheiba R Gomes, Quaid Johar Shakir, Prarthana V Thaker, Jamshed K Tavadia 
 Department of Periodontology, Dr. D.Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Sheiba R Gomes
I 346 Raghunath Vihar, Army Colony, Sector 14, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
India

Pyogenic granuloma is a commonly occurring inflammatory hyperplasia of the skin and oral mucosa. It is not associated with pus as its name suggests and histologically it resembles an angiomatous lesion rather than a granulomatous lesion. It is known by a variety of names such as Crocker and Hartzell«SQ»s disease, granuloma pyogenicum, granuloma pediculatum benignum, benign vascular tumor and during pregnancy as granuloma gravidarum. This tumor like growth is considered to be non-neoplastic in nature and it presents itself in the oral cavity in various clinical and histological forms. Due to its frequent occurrence in the oral cavity, especially the gingiva, this article presents a case report of a large pyogenic granuloma of the gingiva and its management, reviews the literature and discusses why the term «DQ»pyogenic granuloma«DQ» is a misnomer.


How to cite this article:
Gomes SR, Shakir QJ, Thaker PV, Tavadia JK. Pyogenic granuloma of the gingiva: A misnomer? - A case report and review of literature.J Indian Soc Periodontol 2013;17:514-519


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Gomes SR, Shakir QJ, Thaker PV, Tavadia JK. Pyogenic granuloma of the gingiva: A misnomer? - A case report and review of literature. J Indian Soc Periodontol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2021 Apr 16 ];17:514-519
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