granuloma pyogenicum

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py·o·gen·ic gran·u·lo·ma

, granuloma pyogenicum
an acquired small rounded mass of highly vascular granulation tissue, frequently with an ulcerated surface, projecting from the skin, especially of the face, or oral mucosa; histologically, the mass is a lobular capillary hemangioma.

py·o·gen·ic gran·u·lo·ma

, granuloma pyogenicum (pī'ō-jen'ik gran'yū-lō'mă, pī-ō-jen'i-kŭm)
An acquired small, rounded mass of highly vascular granulation tissue, frequently with an ulcerated surface, projecting from the skin or mucosa; histologically, the mass resembles a capillary hemangioma.
Synonym(s): lobular capillary hemangioma.


(gran?yu-lo'ma ) (gran?yu-lo'ma-ta) plural.granulomasplural.granulomata [ granulo- + -oma]
An inflammatory response that results when macrophages are unable to destroy foreign substances that have entered or invaded body tissues. Large numbers of macrophages are drawn to the affected area over 7 to 10 days, surround the target, and enclose it. They in turn are surrounded by polymorphonuclear leukocytes, other immune cells, and fibroblasts. Granulomas are common in many conditions, including leprosy, tuberculosis, cat scratch disease, some fungal infections, and foreign body reactions, e.g., reactions to sutures. granulomatous (gran?yu-lo'ma-tus), adjective See: giant cell; tuberculosis; Wegener granulomatosis
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granuloma annulare

A circular rash with a raised red border, usually found on the hands, knuckles, or arms of young patients. The cause is unknown. The rash often lasts 1 or 2 years and then may disappear spontaneously.
See: illustration

apical granuloma

Dental granuloma.

benign granuloma of the thyroid

A lymphadenoma of the thyroid.

coccidioidal granuloma

A chronic, generalized granuloma caused by the fungus Coccidioides immitis.
See: coccidioidomycosis

dental granuloma

A granuloma developing at the tip of a tooth root, usually the result of pulpitis. It consists of a proliferating mass of chronic inflammatory tissue and possibly epithelial nests or colonies of bacteria. It may be encapsulated by fibrous tissue of the periodontal ligament.
Synonym: apical granuloma; apical periodontitis

eosinophilic granuloma

A form of xanthomatosis accompanied by eosinophilia and the formation of cysts on bone.

granuloma fissuratum

A circumscribed, firm, fissured, fibrotic, benign tumor caused by chronic irritation. It may occur where hard objects such as dentures or the earpieces of glasses rub against the labioalveolar fold or the retroauricular fold. The tumor disappears when the irritating object is removed.

foreign body granuloma

Chronic inflammation around foreign bodies such as sutures, talc, splinters, or gravel.
Synonym: foreign body reaction

granuloma fungoides

Mycosis fungoides.

infectious granuloma

Any infectious disease in which granulomas are formed, e.g., tuberculosis or syphilis. Granulomas are also formed in mycoses and protozoan infections.

granuloma inguinale

A granulomatous ulcerative disease in which the initial lesion commonly appears in the genital area as a painless nodule.


This type of granuloma is caused by a short, gram-negative bacillus, Calymmatobacterium granulomatis, (“Donovan body”).


Erythromycin, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, or tetracyclines are used in treating this disease. Single-dose therapy with intramuscular ceftriaxone or oral ciprofloxacin may be effective.

granuloma iridis

A granuloma that develops on the iris.

lipoid granuloma

A granuloma that contains fatty tissue or cholesterol.

lipophagic granuloma

A granuloma in which the macrophages have phagocytosed the surrounding fat cells.

Majocchi granuloma

Majocchi disease.

malignant granuloma

Hodgkin disease.

pyogenic granuloma

See: lobular capillary hemangioma

granuloma pyogenicum

See: lobular capillary hemangioma

pyrogenic granuloma

See: lobular capillary hemangioma

swimming pool granuloma

A chronic skin infection caused by Mycobacterium marinum.

granuloma telangiectaticum

A very vascular granuloma at any site, but esp. in the nasal mucosa or pharynx.

trichophytic granuloma

Majocchi disease.

granuloma pyogenicum

; pyogenic granuloma; capillary haemangioma skin lesions (up to 1 cm diameter) that bleed readily; mass of poorly epithelialized capillaries develops as the result of injury, chronic trauma, apparently spontaneously, or in association with long-standing ingrowing toenail; note: amelanotic melanoma may present in a similar manner

py·o·gen·ic gran·u·lo·ma

, granuloma pyogenicum (pī'ō-jen'ik gran'yū-lō'mă, pī-ō-jen'i-kŭm)
Acquired small rounded mass of highly vascular granulation tissue, frequently with an ulcerated surface, projecting from skin, especially facial, or oral mucosa.
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Few other case reports also mentioned occurrence of lobular capillary haemangioma at rare sites.
Lobular capillary haemangioma (pyogenic granuloma) is a commonly occurring lesion usually involving skin and mucous membranes of oral cavity, but can also occur at other places like larynx, though rarely.
Thoracic intradural extramedullary capillary haemangioma.
Capillary haemangiomas of the spinal cord: report of two cases.
Laser treatment has been in use as the main management for capillary haemangioma.
Capillary haemangioma is another common benign tumour of this region.
Neoplasms form a wide spectrum like angiofibroma, capillary haemangioma at one end while squamous cell carcinoma at the other end of the spectrum.
Poncet and Dor in 1897 first described lobular capillary haemangioma, where they called it botryomycosis hominis and thought it to arise secondary to fungal infection.
in 1980 termed pyogenic granuloma as lobular capillary haemangioma, based on its characteristic histopathological finding.
It is rarely associated with an overlying capillary haemangioma.
The etiopathogenesis of lobular capillary haemangioma is still obscure, trauma, hormonal influence, viral oncogenes, underlying microscopic arteriovenous malformation and production of angiogenic growth factors have been all advocated as potential etiopathogenic factor.
Haemangioma of nasal cavity also known as capillary Haemangioma, Pyogenic Granuloma, Lobular Capillary Haemangioma and Epulis Gravidarumn.