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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 75-79

Pyogenic granuloma of unusual size with alveolar resorption in a 75-year-old patient


1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sardar Patel Post Graduate Institute of Dental and Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Sardar Patel Post Graduate Institute of Dental and Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Shoyeb Shaikh
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sardar Patel Post Graduate Institute of Dental and Medical, Sciences, Rae Bareli Road, Uttratiya, Lucknow-226 025, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-5950.102170

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Pyogenic granuloma is an overzealously proliferative non-neoplastic lesion of connective tissue origin, found commonly in oral cavity and is secondary to chronic low grade local irritation, poor oral hygiene, and hormonal disturbances. The term is misnomer because a lesion is unrelated to infection. It is characterized by excessive and exuberant tissue repair response with varied inflammatory component. Since it is a benign lesion, choice of treatment is surgical excision with removal of underlying cause if any. This article aims at presenting a case of pyogenic granuloma in an extremely old patient which is unusual as it attained a very large size and also has caused mild resorption of underlying alveolar bone of mandible.


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