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Original Contribution
August 1973

Oral Cavity Pyogenic Granuloma

Author Affiliations

From the departments of dermatology (Dr. Leyden) and oral surgery (Dr. Master), Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce St, Phildelphia.

Arch Dermatol. 1973;108(2):226-228. doi:10.1001/archderm.1973.01620230026010

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.

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