International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2020, Vol. 6 Issue 1, Part D
Unusual presentation of pyogenic granuloma
AUTHOR(S): Dr. K Saraswathi Gopal, Dr. Mahesh Kumar and Dr. Priyam Kapoor
Introduction: Pyogenic granuloma is one of the commonly encountered condition. It presents as growth on gingiva which bleeds on touching. It is associated with chronic irritation. Local excision is the treatment of choice.
Case report: A 40year old patient presented with growth on left buccal mucosa. A provisional diagnosis of traumatic fibroma was given. The patient underwent scalpel excision under local anaesthesia. There was considerable bleeding during the procedure which raised a suspicion on the nature of the lesion. The specimen was sent for histopathological examination. Interestingly, the histopathological diagnosis of pyogenic granuloma was given.
Conclusion: the present case report had a misleading appearance of pyogenic granuloma. Thus, dental surgeon should be careful in diagnosis and during the treatment procedure to avoid complications.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. K Saraswathi Gopal, Dr. Mahesh Kumar, Dr. Priyam Kapoor. Unusual presentation of pyogenic granuloma. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2020;6(1):214-216.