JOURNAL OF EVIDENCE BASED MEDICINE AND HEALTHCARE

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2018 Month : March Volume : 5 Issue : 14 Page : 1279-1281

PYOGENIC GRANULOMA OF THE HARD PALATE.

Nowsheen Hamdani1, Anoop M2

Corresponding Author:
Dr. Nowsheen Hamdani,
Postgraduate Scholar, Department of ENT,
Shadan Institute of Medical Sciences,
Hyderabad, Telangana.
E-mail: nowsh33n.hamdani@gmail.com
DOI: 10.18410/jebmh/2018/265

PRESENTATION OF THE CASE
Pyogenic granuloma (PG) is an inflammatory hyperplasia involving a large range of nodular growths of the oral mucosa.1,2 In 1844, Hullihen described the first case of pyogenic granuloma.3 Hartzell in 1904 is credited with giving the current term of "pyogenic granuloma" or "granuloma pyogenicum." It was also called a Crocker and Hartzell's disease.4 Cawson et al5 described it as "granuloma telangiectaticum" due to the presence of numerous blood vessels seen in histological sections. Two forms of pyogenic granulomas, the lobular capillary haemangioma (LCH) and the non-lobular capillary haemangioma (non-LCH).6 Although it is a common disease in the skin, it is rare in the gastrointestinal tract, except for the oral cavity,7 and it is mostly found in keratinized mucosa.8