What is the prognosis of pyogenic granuloma (lobular capillary hemangioma)?

Updated: Jun 04, 2018
  • Author: Joseph C Pierson, MD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Pyogenic granuloma is a benign lesion; however, discomfort and bleeding occasionally may be significant. The latter may rarely be severe enough to cause anemia. [15]

Lesions that recur despite repeated excisions can be particularly problematic. Pyogenic granulomas can recur regardless of the therapeutic modality used. A missed foreign body was the culprit in one case of a recurrent, intractable pyogenic granuloma. [16] Among surgical options, full-thickness skin excision appears to yield the lowest chance of recurrence (2.94%). [17]


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