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Pregnancy epulis associated with life threatening haemorrhage in a Nigerian woman.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20450024     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pregnancy tumour is a clinical term used to identify a pyogenic granuloma that occurs in pregnant women. Pregnancy tumour is not uncommon, but severe bleeding associated with the lesion necessitating blood transfusion is rare. We report a rare case of mandibular gingival pregnancy tumour with a life-threatening haemorrhage in a 25-year-old Nigerian woman. The patient had lost an estimated 2 litres of blood before presentation. Her packed cell volume was 8% at presentation. The patient was managed by infusion of fluid, transfusion of 4 units of blood and ligation of the facial artery; and excision of the lesion. Following an uneventful healing, she was discharged 10 days later with a PCV of 40.5%. Following subsequent review there was a recurrence 2 months later that regress after 1 month. She was subsequently lost to further follow up.
O A Taiwo; W L Adeyemo; A L Ladeinde; O F Ajayi; K Umeizudike; P Ayanbadejo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nigerian quarterly journal of hospital medicine     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0189-2657     ISO Abbreviation:  Nig Q J Hosp Med     Publication Date:    2010 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-10     Completed Date:  2010-06-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9713944     Medline TA:  Nig Q J Hosp Med     Country:  Nigeria    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  10-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Lagos/Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Transfusion
Fluid Therapy
Gingival Diseases / complications*
Granuloma, Pyogenic / complications*
Hemorrhage / etiology*,  therapy
Pregnancy Complications*

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