Laser Assisted Management of Telangiectatic Granuloma in Third Trimester of Pregnancy – A Case Report ZD07-ZD08
Dr. Aparna Venkatasubramanyam,
Postgraduate Student, Department of Periodontology, M A Rangoonwala College of Dental Sciences
and Research Centre, Azam Campus, Pune-411001, Maharashtra, India.
Telangiectatic granuloma is an uncommon overgrowth of the tissues that occurs as a result of various stimuli such as low grade local irritation, traumatic injury or hormonal factors. It generally develops as a solitary, granuloma like, pedunculated, easily bleeding tumour which mostly affects the gingiva followed by buccal mucosa, tongue, lips and palate. Telangiectatic granuloma is also known as granuloma pyogenicum, granuloma gravidarum, pregnancy tumour, vascular epulis, benign vascular tumour and haemangiomatous granuloma. Commonly involved treatment protocols include conventional surgical excision, electrocautery and lasers. The purpose of this article is to report the laser assisted management of an unusual case of telangiectatic granuloma in a 22-year-old female patient in her 32nd week of pregnancy.