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International Journal of Preventive and Clinical Dental Research


Fibrous overgrowths of soft tissues in oral cavity are relatively common and may be quite challenging to diagnose. Pyogenic granuloma is one such entity which occurs commonly in response to chronic local irritation, e.g., calculus, fractured tooth or restoration, foreign materials, etc. It occurs predominantly in females, probably due to the action of female hormones. These lesions are generally asymptomatic and are reported only due to difficulty in mastication. Treatment includes complete excision of the lesion along with the removal of causative factor. This paper describes a case of pyogenic granuloma in a ten-anda- half-year-old girl, presenting with a single, irregular, reddish maxillary gingival swelling in relation to mobile 63.

Keywords: Exophytic growth, Fibrous overgrowth, Pyogenic granuloma.

How to cite this article: Pitale U, Kandya A, Varma M, Mankad H, Kulkarni VK, Pandey R. Self-progressing Granulomatous Growth in Pediatric Patients: Pyogenic Granuloma? Int J Prev Clin Dent Res 2016;3(4):299-302.

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