Journal of Periodontology & Implant Dentistry, Vol 8, No 2 (2016)

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Pyogenic granuloma: Report of two cases with review of literature

Ramanarayana Boyapati, Kotya Naik Maloth, Sam Sunder Salvadi


Pyogenic granuloma (PG) is a reactive inflammatory hyperplastic oral lesion in response to local irritants. It is the most commonly occurring and a well-known oral lesion by oral physicians that most commonly affects gingiva, followed by lips, buccal mucosa, palate and tongue. “Pyogenic granuloma” term itself is a misnomer. This article presents a report of 2 cases of pyogenic granuloma of the gingiva and their management with a review of literature and also discusses why the term “pyogenic granuloma” is a misnomer.
Key words: Hyperplastic lesion, lobular capillary hemangioma, misnomer, pyogenic granuloma.

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