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Obstet Gynecol. 1994 Oct;84(4 Pt 2):672-4.

Non-oral pyogenic granuloma in pregnancy: a report of two cases.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Connecticut.



Pyogenic granulomas are benign vascular lesions of the skin or mucous membranes. Oral lesions are believed to occur in up to 2% of pregnancies. To the best of our knowledge, non-oral lesions in pregnancy have not been reported in the obstetric literature.


We report two cases of non-oral pyogenic granuloma in pregnancy. The first, involving a finger lesion in a woman with triplets, demonstrated rapid growth and recurred after surgical excision. The second was an inguinal crease lesion, which was excised successfully after becoming symptomatic.


Clinical experience suggests that the prevalence of pyogenic granulomas in pregnancy is not as high as has been reported in the literature. The relation of non-oral lesions to pregnancy is unknown.

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