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BMJ Case Rep. 2013 Feb 15;2013. pii: bcr2012008535. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2012-008535.

Lobulated capillary haemangioma: a common lesion in an uncommon site.

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  • 1Department of Periodontics, School of Dental Sciences, KIMSDU, Karad, Maharashtra, India.


Pyogenic granuloma (PG) is a well-known localised granulation tissue overgrowth. It remains an aetiopathological enigma, with trauma, inflammatory and infectious agents being the suspected causative factors. It is a relatively common benign mucocutaneous lesion occurring intraorally or extraorally and is more common in women in the second decade of their lives than in men. Although it is a common lesion it may present with varying clinical features that sometimes may mimic more serious lesions such as malignancies. The clinical diagnosis of such lesion can be quite challenging. This case report drives attention towards the uncommon location of PG of lobular capillary haemangioma type occurring on anterior palate. Surgical excision of the lesion was planned because of the discomfort attributed to large size of the lesion and hindrance in mastication.

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