- Pyogenic granuloma, true statements is/are
a) Vascular pathology
b) Bleeds rarely
c) Increased in pregnancy
d) Local excision
e) Recurrent & malignant
Answer: a, c and d
Pyogenic granuloma (lobular capillary hemangioma) is a relatively common benign vascular lesion of the skin and mucosa.
Pyogenic granulomas are misnamed; they are neither infectious nor granulomatous.
The lesion usually occurs in children and young adults as a solitary, glistening red papule or nodule that is prone to bleeding and ulceration.
Pyogenic granulomas typically evolve rapidly over a period of a few weeks, most often on the head, neck, extremities, and upper trunk.
Pyogenic granuloma often arises in pregnancy (or rarely with oral contraceptive usage and then is termed the "pregnancy tumor."
Recurrence occurs infrequently.
Curettage and Cauterization