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Extragingival pyogenic granuloma: a case report

Maryam Amirchaghmaghi1*, Farnaz Falaki1, Nooshin Mohtasham2 and Pegah Mosannen Mozafari1

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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

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Cases Journal 2008, 1:371  doi:10.1186/1757-1626-1-371

Published: 3 December 2008

Abstract

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.