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Persistent Pregnancy Tumor : A Case Report With Review Of Literature

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Author(s): Priya K | B. Sekar | Dominic Augustine | S.Murali

Journal: Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology Journal
ISSN 0976-1225

Volume: 3;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 264;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Pyogenic granuloma | pregnancy tumor | persistence.

ABSTRACT
Oral pyogenic granuloma is a hyperplastic inflammatory lesion commonlyassociated to local irritation or trauma. Females are more affected than men probablydue to the vascular effects of hormones that occur during puberty, pregnancy andmenopause. In pregnancy, the lesions are known as “pregnancy tumor” and tend tooccur more frequently during the second and third trimester. In the oral cavity,histopathological examination is required for diagnosis, since the lesion is clinicallyindistinguishable from other reactive lesions and, usually, there is no evidence of boneinvolvement. We present a case of pregnancy tumor highlighting the need for propermanagement that occured in the mandibular gingiva of a 27 year old female in thesecond trimester of pregnancy which was excised after parturition due to itspersistence.
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