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Contemp Clin Dent. 2010 Apr;1(2):119-22. doi: 10.4103/0976-237X.68593.

Capillary hemangioma or pyogenic granuloma: A diagnostic dilemma.

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Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, KM Shah Dental College and Hospital, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, Pipariya, Vadodara, Gujarat - 391 760, India.

Abstract

Pyogenic granulomas and hemangiomas of oral cavity are well-known benign lesions. Although pyogenic granuloma is known to show a striking predilection for the gingiva and capillary hemangioma for lips, check, and tongue, palatal occurrence of these lesions is extremely rare. The clinical diagnosis of such an uncommon occurrence can be quite challenging as they sometimes may mimic more serious lesions such as malignancies. The purpose of this article is to report an unusual case of benign tumor occurring on hard palate which was clinically diagnosed as pyogenic granuloma and histopathologically as capillary hemangioma.

KEYWORDS:

Capillary hemangioma; portwine stain; pyogenic granuloma; vascular malformations

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