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Intraoral healing type of pyogenic granuloma (A benign vascular tumor): A case report

1 Department of Periodontology, I.T.S Dental College, Hospital & Research Centre, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Periodontology, Vinayaka Missions Sankarachariyar Dental College, Vinayaka Mission's Research Foundation [Deemed To Be University], Salem, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Junior Resident, I.T.S Dental College, Hospital & Research Centre, Uttar Pradesh, India

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DOI: 10.4103/ijpm.ijpm_206_21

Pyogenic granulomas represent tumor-like lesions affecting the skin and the oral cavity. This classic definition can be somewhat misleading because such lesion is not associated with infection and lacks any clinical evidence of pus or histological evidence of actual granulation tissue. This case report describes a surgical excision of the growth to exclude angiomatous proliferation. The patient reported a chief complaint of localized gingival overgrowth since 4 months. Intraoral examination revealed an irregular, sessile exuberant growth in respect to labial aspect and interdental gingiva of 31, 32, and 33, measuring about 1.6 × 1.1 cm. Based on the clinical findings, the case was provisionally diagnosed as “pyogenic granuloma”. A treatment was planned for the patient. A surgical excision was done irt 31, 32, 33, and the tissue was sent for histopathological examination, which was suggestive of a healing type of pyogenic granuloma.

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