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Dent Res J (Isfahan). 2014 May;11(3):400-4.

Extragingival pyogenic granuloma associated with medication: Report of an unusual case.

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1
Torabinejad Dental Research Center and Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine, School of Dentistry, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.
2
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine, School of Dentistry, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.

Abstract

Pyogenic granuloma (PG) is a well-known benign non-neoplastic overgrowth. It is a response to mild irritation and might be related to hormonal factors and certain kinds of drugs. PG preferentially affects the gingiva, but can be found extragingivally with varying clinical features. The most common treatment is surgical excision. This article describes a case of extragingival PG occurring on the tongue with unusual presentation, with emphasis on non-surgical treatment. Since surgical management had not been successful, an alternative approach was taken. We illustrated how the lesion was successfully treated with a series of intralesional corticosteroid injections.

KEYWORDS:

Drug-induced; pregnancy tumor; pyogenic granuloma

PMID:
25097653
PMCID:
PMC4119376
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