How is a pyogenic granuloma diagnosed and treated?

Updated: Jan 30, 2020
  • Author: Ginard I Henry, MD; Chief Editor: Gregory Gary Caputy, MD, PhD, FICS  more...
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Multiple dilated capillaries with prominent swollen endothelial cells are observed. Edema is present in the stroma. A pedunculated gross appearance is common.

Since pyogenic granulomas frequently bleed if untreated, the preferred approach is a shave removal or excision with electrodessication of the base. Application of silver nitrate repeatedly can also be a simple yet effective therapy. Recurrence is common with therapies other than complete excision.

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