Giant pyogenic granuloma gravidarum of the hand

E. S. Khan, M. S. Ariff, A. Eshagroni, Nor Hazla Mohamed Haflah, Shalimar Abdullah, Jamari Sapuan

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Abstract

We describe a case of a giant pyogenic granuloma affecting the left index finger of a 23-year-old pregnant lady requiring surgical excision. Pyogenic granuloma gravidarum is a benign hyperplastic lesion that commonly presents on oral mucosa, typically the gums, in approximately 5% of pregnant women. Skin lesions over the fingers are an unusual site during pregnancy with only a few cases reported in the literature. The lesion was excised and a diagnosis of lobular capillary haemangioma was made based on histopathological evaluation. We delayed surgery until after parturition since recurrence is likely to be lower due to lower levels of circulating oestrogen and progesterone. The prognosis is usually excellent following resection. However, recurrences have been reported regardless of the treatment method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-58
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Medical Journal Malaysia
Volume13
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Pyogenic Granuloma
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Progesterone
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Pregnancy
Skin
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Granuloma gravidarum
  • Hand tumour
  • Pregnancy tumour
  • Pyogenic granuloma

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  • Medicine(all)

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Giant pyogenic granuloma gravidarum of the hand. / Khan, E. S.; Ariff, M. S.; Eshagroni, A.; Mohamed Haflah, Nor Hazla; Abdullah, Shalimar; Sapuan, Jamari.

In: International Medical Journal Malaysia, Vol. 13, No. 2, 2014, p. 55-58.

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