granuloma gravidarum

gran·u·lo·ma grav·i·da'r·um

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.
Synonym(s): pregnancy tumor
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gran·u·lo·ma grav·i·da·rum

(granyū-lōmă gravi-dārŭm)
Pyogenic granuloma developing on gingiva during pregnancy.
Synonym(s): pregnancy tumor.
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Tan, "A case of giant nasal pyogenic granuloma gravidarum," International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, vol.
Pathology demonstrated pyogenic granuloma, which in this clinical setting is compatible with granuloma gravidarum.
Granuloma gravidarum is a rapidly growing, benign, fibrovascular lesion with extensive endothelial proliferation.
Nasal granuloma gravidarum lesions appear as well-defined masses with soft-tissue attenuation on CT and T2 hyperintensity and T1 hypointensity on magnetic resonance imaging.
This is known as "pyogenic granuloma (pregnancy tumor or granuloma gravidarum).
(2) The terms pregnancy tumor and granuloma gravidarum have been used for this lesion due to its association with pregnancy.
Granuloma gravidarum, commonly known as "pyogenic granuloma," is a reactive inflammatory hyperplasia that occurs in response to various stimuli such as low-grade local irritation or trauma, hormonal factors or certain kinds of drugs.
Key words: electrocautery, granuloma gravidarum, oral hygiene maintenance during pregnancy, pregnancy tumour, puerperal period, pyogenic granuloma
(1,2) Granuloma gravidarum, commonly known as "pyogenic granuloma," is one of the most common oral soft tissue enlargements.
A case of giant nasal pyogenic granuloma gravidarum. J Craniofac Surg 2005;16(2):319-21.
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.