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
Clinical analysis and therapeutic results of peripheral giant cell granuloma. Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego [serial online] 1998- Aug [cited 2010 June 16]; 1(1): [24 screens] Available from: URL: http://www.ebscohost.com/titleLists/owh-fulltext.pdf.
Peripheral giant cell granuloma is a benign reactive lesion of the oral cavity occurs following local irritation or trauma.
In this case, the age of the patient and sex and the site of the lesion was not compatible with literature in relation to the incidence and prevalence of Peripheral giant cell granuloma recorded till date.
Peripheral giant cell granuloma (PGCG) is an infrequent exophytic lesion of the oral cavity, also known as giant cell epulis, osteoclastoma, giant cell reparative granuloma, or giant cell hyperplasia.1,2,3 PGCG is reactive lesion occurring on the gingiva and alveolar ridge usually as a result of local irritating factors such as tooth extraction, poor dental restora- tions, food impaction, ill fitting dentures, plaque, and calculus.4
Although peripheral giant cell granuloma has clinical features similar to those of POF, the latter lacks the purple or blue discoloration commonly associated with peripheral giant cell granuloma and radiographically shows small flecks of calcification.