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J Dent Child (Chic). 2009 Sep-Dec;76(3):237-40.

Pyogenic granuloma: lobular capillary hemangioma in the upper lip of a 24-month-old child: case report.

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  • 1Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Abstract

A pyogenic granuloma is a benign vascular lesion, considered reactional, that usually occurs in the gingiva between the second and third decades of life. It is usually caused by traumatic injuries and local irritation. The purpose of this paper is to report a rare case of a 2-year-old child with a pyogenic granuloma in the upper lip caused by trauma--resulting in increased size, breast-feeding difficulties, and esthetic concerns, and to present the treatment instituted.

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