Pyogenic Granuloma in an Old Age Female: A Case Report.
Pyogenic granuloma (PG) is one of the inflammatory hyperplasias seen in the oral cavity. It is a tumor like gingival enlargement that is considered an exaggerated conditioned response to minor trauma. It predominantly occurs in second decade of life in young females, possible because of the vascular effects of female hormones. Clinically it is a smooth or lobulated exophytic lesion, pedunculated or sometimes sessile base, which is usually hemorrhagic. Treatment consists of removal of the lesions plus the elimination of irritating local factors. This article describes a case of 60 year old nonpregnant female with a large oral pyogenic granuloma.
Somya Garg, Ashish Yadav, and Devaraj CG