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Giant pyogenic granuloma gravidarum of the hand

Khan, Ed Simor and Sharifudin, Mohd Ariff and Eshagroni, Ahmed and Mohamed Haflah, Nor Hazla and Abdullah, Shalimar and Sapuan, Jamari (2014) Giant pyogenic granuloma gravidarum of the hand. International Medical Journal Malaysia, 13 (2). pp. 55-58. ISSN 1823-4631

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We describe a case of a giant pyogenic granuloma affecting the left index finger of a 23-year-old pregnant lady requiring surgical excision. Pyogenic granuloma gravidarum is a benign hyperplastic lesion that commonly presents on oral mucosa, typically the gums, in approximately 5% of pregnant women. Skin lesions over the fingers are an unusual site during pregnancy with only a few cases reported in the literature. The lesion was excised and a diagnosis of lobular capillary haemangioma was made based on histopathological evaluation. We delayed surgery until after parturition since recurrence is likely to be lower due to lower levels of circulating oestrogen and progesterone. The prognosis is usually excellent following resection. However, recurrences have been reported regardless of the treatment method.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5770/39469
Uncontrolled Keywords: Granuloma gravidarum, pregnancy tumour, pyogenic granuloma, hand tumour
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
R Medicine > RD Surgery > RD701 Orthopedics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Department of Orthopaedics, Traumatology & Rehabilitation
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2014 14:16
Last Modified: 23 May 2018 15:33
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/39469

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