Extragingival benign growth-Case report at a rare site

Case Report

Author Details : Merlin Thomas*, Leena Shettar

Volume : 7, Issue : 3, Year : 2021

Article Page : 223-225


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Aim: To present a case report of extragingival pyogenic granuloma on lower lip which is an uncommon site for pathological entity and also to emphasize the reason for its occurrence.
Background: Pyogenic granuloma (PG) is a benign vascular neoplasm more often appear as lobulated or smooth red nodular lesion commonly in gingiva. Extragingival occurrence of PG is very rare.
Case Description: The present article reports a rare case of 55-year-old female with PG presenting rapid growing mass on the lower lip. This article highlights the possibility on the reason for its occurrence which is important for the diagnosis in this atypical location.
Conclusion: The primary etiology of lower lip lesion is trauma and contributory factors being poor oral hygiene and betel quid chewing.
Clinical Significance: Pyogenic granuloma is one of the common lesions in oral cavity. This article highlights the pyogenic granuloma on lip which is an unusual site. Although it can be diagnosed clinically, atypical presentations lead to inappropriate diagnosis. Therefore, further investigation by biopsy confirms final diagnosis upon which treatment is instituted.

Keywords: Case report, Inflammatory hyperplasia, Lower lip, Pyogenic granuloma

How to cite : Thomas M, Shettar L, Extragingival benign growth-Case report at a rare site. Int J Oral Health Dent 2021;7(3):223-225

Copyright © 2021 by author(s) and Int J Oral Health Dent. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (creativecommons.org)

Article History

Received : 22-06-2021

Accepted : 12-08-2021

Available online : 24-09-2021

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