Granuloma gravidarum | definition of granuloma gravidarum by Medical dictionary
a pyogenic granuloma developing on the gingiva during pregnancy; thought to be related to hormonally altered response of the oral mucous membranes to local irritants such as bacterial plaque on adjacent teeth.
gran·u·lo·ma grav·i·da·rum (granyū-lōmă gravi-dārŭm)
Pyogenic granuloma developing on gingiva during pregnancy.
Synonym(s): pregnancy tumor
References in periodicals archive
Although this type of lesion is often referred to as a granuloma gravidarum
or a bleeding polypus of pregnancy, histologically this lesion is a pyogenic granuloma.
A case of giant nasal pyogenic granuloma gravidarum
2) The terms pregnancy tumor and granuloma gravidarum
have been used for this lesion due to its association with pregnancy.