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


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.
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Peripheral giant cell granuloma during orthodontic treatment.
Human cytomegalovirus in peripheral giant cell granuloma.
Clinical analysis and therapeutic results of peripheral giant cell granuloma.
The Peripheral giant cell granuloma in edentulous patients: report of three unique cases.
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.
He underlying connective tissue made up of stromal cellular proliferation, variably sized blood vessels, giant cells, basophilic calcifications and lace like osteoids which is consistent with the Peripheral giant cell granuloma.
Differential diagnosis of PG includes parulis, congenital epulis, peripheral giant cell granuloma, hemangioma, peripheral fibroma, pregnancy tumor, post extraction granuloma, hemangiopericytoma, Kaposi's sarcoma, Epstein pearls, Bohn nodules.

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