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Management of Oral Pyogenic Granuloma with 940 nm Diode Laser: A Rare Case Report

Vidyaa Hari Iyer, Roja Sasikumar

Citation Information : Iyer VH, Sasikumar R. Management of Oral Pyogenic Granuloma with 940 nm Diode Laser: A Rare Case Report. Int J Laser Dent 2013; 3 (3):100-104.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10022-1046

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-12-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Pyogenic granuloma was first described in 1897 by two French surgeons, Poncet and Dor, who named this lesion botryomycosis hominis. Pyogenic granulomas and hemangiomas of the oral cavity are well-known benign lesions. Although, pyogenic granuloma is known to show a striking predilection for the gingiva and capillary hemangioma for lips, cheek and tongue, palatal occurrence of these lesions is extremely rare. The clinical diagnosis of such an uncommon occurrence can be quite challenging, as they sometimes may mimic more serious lesions such as malignancies. The purpose of this article is to report an unusual case of benign tumor occurring on hard palate, which was clinically diagnosed as pyogenic granuloma and histopathologically as capillary hemangioma. The treatment options available are conventional surgical excision; electrocautery and lasers—erbium or diode. This article highlights the use of 940 nm diode laser in surgical excision of oral pyogenic granuloma enumerating its advantages over the conventional available treatment options.


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