Journal of
Dentistry and Oral Hygiene

  • Abbreviation: J. Dent. Oral Hyg.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2472
  • DOI: 10.5897/JDOH
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 137

Full Length Research Paper

Oral pyogenic granuloma with mandible involvement: An unusual presentation

Mubeen K., Vijayalakshmi K. R. and Abhishek R. P.*
Dept of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Government Dental College and Research Institute, Bangalore - Affliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 16 December 2010
  •  Published: 31 January 2011


Pyogenic granulomas are relatively common benign mucocutaneous lesions. These are typically solitary and vascular. They may be found in the oral cavity or extraorally. Extraorally common sites are the skin of face and neck, upper and lower extremities and mucous membrane of nose and eyelids. Lesions occurring in the oral cavity are most commonly found in the anterior segment over the gingiva followed by lips, tongue and buccal mucosa. Pyogenic granuloma commonly occurs during pregnancy which requires meticulously planned management. We present a case of pyogenic granuloma in a 63-year old patient with a large size (5 × 3.5 cm) in the mandible.



Key words: Oral pyogenic granuloma, peripheral giant cell granuloma, periodontal ligament.