Extragingival pyogenic granuloma associated with medication: Report of an unusual case

Parichehr Ghalayani, Samira Hajisadeghi, Fatemeh Babadi


Pyogenic granuloma (PG) is a well-known benign non-neoplastic overgrowth. It is a response to mild
irritation and might be related to hormonal factors and certain kinds of drugs. PG preferentially
affects the gingiva, but can be found extragingivally with varying clinical features. The most common
treatment is surgical excision. This article describes a case of extragingival PG occurring on
the tongue with unusual presentation, with emphasis on non-surgical treatment. Since surgical
management had not been successful, an alternative approach was taken. We illustrated how the
lesion was successfully treated with a series of intralesional corticosteroid injections.
Key Words: Drug-induced, pregnancy tumor, pyogenic granuloma

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