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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.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

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.

CASES:

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.

CONCLUSION:

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.

PMID:
9205444
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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