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Recurrent Pyogenic granuloma of the tongue

Pyogenic granuloma of tongue
Pyogenic Granuloma of Tongue
Patient gave history of minor injury to tongue while eating. After a few days, he saw reddish nodule arising at the same site. The nodule was excised under LA. But after 15 days the patient came back with a recurrence. Re-excision was done with a wider margin. There was no recurrence after that.

The name pyogenic granuloma is a misnomer since the condition is not associated with pus and does not represent a granuloma histologically. It is a reactive inflammatory process filled with proliferating vascular channels, immature fibroblastic connective tissue, and scattered inflammatory cells.


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