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Pyogenic Granuloma with Calcification: An Enigmatic Case

Satinderpal Kaur, Deepti Garg, Swati Gautam, Nishat Sankhyan

Keywords : Case report, Gingiva, Peripheral ossifying fibroma, Pyogenic granuloma, Reactive lesions

Citation Information : Kaur S, Garg D, Gautam S, Sankhyan N. Pyogenic Granuloma with Calcification: An Enigmatic Case. 2024; 12 (1):70-72.

DOI: 10.5005/djas-11014-0039

License: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Published Online: 30-04-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2024; The Author(s).


Oral mucosa is one of the most common sites for reactive lesions as it is exposed to various internal and external stimuli. Pyogenic granuloma (PG) and peripheral ossifying fibroma (POF) are the most common reactive lesions associated with gingiva. Both lesions have similar clinical features and can be differentiated based on histopathology only. Pyogenic granuloma is a type of benign swelling and type of inflammatory hyperplasia that results in response to chronic irritation, trauma, and fluctuating hormones. Microscopically, ossification is a feature of POF and it is not seen in PG. This article aims to discuss the histopathology of PG in a young 18-year-old female patient, in which areas of ossification were seen that are not commonly encountered in this lesion.

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