Pyogenic Granuloma on the Upper Labial Mucosa: A Case Report
Dr. Kamala K A,
Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral medicine and Radiology,
Maratha Mandalâ€™s Nathajirao G. Halgekar Institute of Dental
Science & Research Center, R.S. No.47A/2, Bauxite Road,
Belgaum, Karnataka, India.
Pyogenic granuloma is thought to represent an exuberant tissue response to a local irritation or trauma. It is a reactional response to constant minor trauma and it might be related to hormonal changes. Clinically, these lesions usually present as single nodules or sessile papules with smooth or lobulated surfaces. These may be seen in any size, from a few millimetres to several centimetres. Pyogenic granuloma of the oral cavity is known to involve the gingiva more commonly (75% of all the cases). An extragingival occurrence of pyogenic granuloma is rare. This paper has described an extragingival pyogenic granuloma which occurred on the upper labial mucosa in a 30 years old female patient.