Pyogenic granuloma in a renal transplant patient: case report

Authors

  • Mohammed Al-Zayer BDS,

    1. Department of orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, University of Michigan School of Dentistry, 1011 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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  • Marcio da Fonseca DDS, MS,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, University of Michigan School of Dentistry, 1011 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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  • Jonathan A. Ship DMD

    1. Division of Biological Sciences, Medicine, Surgery, New York University College of Dentistry
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*marcio@umich.edu

ABSTRACT

This case report describes a 14-year-old female referred to Pediatric Dentistry for evaluation and treatment of cyclosporine-induced gingival hyperplasia. Examination of the anterior maxillary area showed a red, vascular, exophytic, soft-tissue mass which had been excised a few months earlier without a histopathologic examination being done. The mass did not appear consistent with gingival overgrowth induced by long-term use of medication, and thus an excisional biopsy was performed, which diagnosed the lesion as a pyogenic granuloma. A review of the literature and management recommendations are discussed.

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