Extragingival pyogenic granuloma: a case report
1 Department of Oral Medicine, dental research center, dental faculty of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
2 Department of Oral Pathology, dental research center, dental faculty of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
Cases Journal 2008, 1:371 doi:10.1186/1757-1626-1-371Published: 3 December 2008
The pyogenic granuloma is thought to represent an exuberant tissue response to local irritation or trauma.
Clinically these lesions usually present as single nodule or sessile papule with smooth or lobulated surface. These may be seen in any size from a few millimeters to several centimeters. Pyogenic granuloma of the oral cavity is known to involve the gingiva commonly (75% of all cases). Rarely it may present extragingivally. Here, we report a case of Pyogenic granuloma in the palate of a 16 years old man which is very rare location for this lesion.