peripheral giant cell granuloma

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peripheral giant cell granuloma

a relatively common oral tumorlike growth consisting of multinucleated giant cells which resemble osteoclasts or believed to be formations of mononuclear phagocytes. The lesion can be sessile or pedunculated and can develop at any age; it is caused by local irritation or trauma but is not thought to be a reparative reaction for the body. A similar lesion located within bone is called a central giant-cell granuloma. Compare peripheral ossifying fibroma and cementifying fibroma.

peripheral giant cell granuloma

Peripheral reparative giant cell granuloma Oral pathology A sessile or pedunculated gingival or alveolar growth of the young–age 5-15 mandible, ♀:♂ ratio, 2:1, possibly induced by trauma–eg, tooth extration Radiology Superficial erosion, peripheral cuffing of bone Treatment Curettage, but not–as was occasionally practiced–extraction of the teeth

peripheral

pertaining to or situated at or near the periphery.

peripheral circulatory failure
see circulatory failure.
peripheral gangrenous ergotism
gangrene of the tips of the ears and tail and of the lower limbs caused by rye ergot poisoning; see also rye ergot.
peripheral giant cell granuloma
see giant-cell epulis.
peripheral lymphatics
see lymphatic.
peripheral nerve
see peripheral nerve.
peripheral nerve degeneration
see axonal degeneration, wallerian degeneration.
peripheral nerve paralysis
see peripheral nerve.
peripheral nervous system
see peripheral nervous system.
peripheral proteins
see membrane proteins.
peripheral sinus
the peripheral lymph space just beneath the capsule of a lymph node.