Pyogenic granuloma is not an uncommon oral cavity lesion. Fifty cases are summarized and compared with previous series. Such pyogenic granulomas often grow rapidly, ulcerate, and can be misdiagnosed as a malignancy. Local factors such as gingivitis, trauma from dentures, and systemic factors such as the effects of pregnancy were frequently associated. Surgical excision is curative.
Leyden JJ, Master GH. Oral Cavity Pyogenic Granuloma. Arch Dermatol. 1973;108(2):226-228. doi:10.1001/archderm.1973.01620230026010