A huge oral pyogenic granuloma with extensive alveolar bone loss and ‘sun-ray’ appearance mimicking a malignant tumour

Thada, Smitha Rani and Pai, Keerthilatha M (2014) A huge oral pyogenic granuloma with extensive alveolar bone loss and ‘sun-ray’ appearance mimicking a malignant tumour. BMJ Case Report. pp. 1-4.

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Abstract

Pyogenic granuloma represents an exuberant connective tissue proliferation due to a chronic stimulus or injury. Aetiological factor for this lesion may sometimes be hard to identify, but the fact that it is usually located close to the gingival margin suggests that calculus, food materials and overhanging restorations are important irritants. It rarely grows more than 2 cm in diameter and usually does not cause any changes in the alveolar bone. We report an unusual case of pyogenic granuloma with unknown aetiology that presented as an extraordinarily large sessile bilobular lesion and showed a large radiographic defect in the alveolar bone with a sun-ray pattern. This kind of clinicoradiological appearance of pyogenic granuloma as presented in our case is rare and the first of its kind.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Oral Medicine and Radiology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2014 05:10
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2014 05:10
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/139821

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