BMJ Case Reports 2013; doi:10.1136/bcr-2013-008583

Profusely bleeding oral pyogenic granuloma in a teenage girl

  1. Ramesh Kumar Pandey1
  1. 1Department of Paediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Faculty of Dental Sciences, King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  2. 2Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Chandra Dental College and Hospital, Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Rajeev Kumar Singh, rajkids2000{at}


Pyogenic granuloma (PG) is a kind of inflammatory hyperplastic soft tissue lesion of the oral cavity. The lesion, however, is not related to infection and arise as a reactive growth in response to various stimuli. It has a very high vascularity because of the presence of numerous prominent capillaries. The lesion has a bleeding tendency, even after a minor traumatic episode, such as during mastication. Bleeding may be at times very severe and difficult to control. We present the case of a profusely bleeding young PG in a young teenage child.

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