Japanese Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Online ISSN : 2186-1579
Print ISSN : 0021-5163
ISSN-L : 0021-5163
A case of pyogenic granuloma on the tongue
Hidetoshi ISHIKAWA
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1987 Volume 33 Issue 11 Pages 2148-2151


The author experienced a case of pyogenic granuloma on the tongue of pregnant woman. The patient, a 29-year-old woman, referred to my clinic because of tumor on the tongue occuring 10 days earlier on October 3, 1986. Histology showed no abnormality except 9 months of pregnancy. Routine clinical laboratory tests were almost normal. Examination revealed that the tumor was a round mass of about 4 mm in diameter, which was reddishblack with yellow area and well-defined. Clinically, it was diagnosed as a benign tumor of the tongue and resected under local anesthesia. The removed mass measured 6×4×3mm and the surface was plain. The cutting plane was reddish-black and elastic soft. Histo-pathological finding revealed that the tumor was lined by squamous epithelium, capillary tissues, and edema was observed. From these findings, it was diagnosed histo-pathologically as pyogenic granuloma. The post-operative course was uneventful and there was no recurrence 8 months after the operation.

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