Recurrent gigantic pyogenic granuloma disturbing speech and mastication: a case report and literature review.

Ong, M.A.; Chai, W.L.; Ngeow, W.C. (1998) Recurrent gigantic pyogenic granuloma disturbing speech and mastication: a case report and literature review. Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, 27 (2). pp. 258-61. ISSN 0304-4602

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Abstract

A case of gigantic pyogenic granuloma with three recurrences in the lower anterior gingiva is presented. Surgical wide excision of the lesion is the treatment of choice. The tumour must be excised down to the periosteum and the irritants around it removed to avoid recurrence. A contributing factor to the gigantic lesion is hormonal changes during pregnancy. Long-term review for 18 months after the third surgery showed no evidence of recurrence at the surgical site.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
  1. Ong, M.A.
  2. Chai, W.L.
  3. Ngeow, W.C.
Journal or Publication Title: Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
Additional Information: Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gingival Neoplasms/complications; Gingival Neoplasms/pathology; Gingival Neoplasms/surgery
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Dentistry > Dept of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2011 10:43
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2013 11:55
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/1505

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