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Pyogenic granuloma (pregnancy tumor) of the nasal cavity. A case report.
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PMID:  11027085     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Pyogenic granuloma is a benign lesion of unknown etiology that occurs in the skin and mucous membranes. It has been reported as a common lesion of the oral cavity and, less commonly, the nasal cavity. Although its etiology is unclear, pyogenic granuloma has long been associated with pregnancy, oral contraceptives and trauma. The term pregnancy tumor has been used to reflect the association with pregnancy; nevertheless, pyogenic granuloma is often misdiagnosed in obstetric patients. CASE: We present the case of a 37-year-old, pregnant woman with an enlarging nasal mass ultimately diagnosed as pyogenic granuloma. The patient was treated successfully with endoscopic excision of the lesion. CONCLUSION: Pyogenic granuloma is a rapidly growing lesion that should be considered in the differential diagnosis of any gravid patient with a mass in the oral or nasal cavity. The lesion may result in complications of the pregnancy, and management should be individualized for each patient.
J E Jones; A Nguyen; A Tabaee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of reproductive medicine     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0024-7758     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reprod Med     Publication Date:  2000 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-08     Completed Date:  2001-01-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0173343     Medline TA:  J Reprod Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  749-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Cornell University Medical College, New York, New York 10021, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Granuloma, Pyogenic / diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery
Nasal Cavity / pathology*
Nose Diseases / diagnosis*,  pathology,  surgery
Pregnancy Complications*

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