A Case Report of a Peripheral Giant Cell Granuloma in a Patient on Forteo

Abstract

Peripheral giant cell granuloma (PGCG) is a common reactive gingival lesion that histologically resembles the central giant cell granuloma, and is a central lesion of the jaws. Occasionally, central giant cell granuloma-like lesions may be seen in association with hyperparathyroidism. Rarely, PGCG-like lesions have been described in a background of hyperparathyroidism. We describe the case of a 91-year-old woman taking teriparatide for the treatment of osteoporosis and presented with a peripheral giant cell granuloma of the mandibular posterior area.

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@inproceedings{Pirih2015ACR, title={A Case Report of a Peripheral Giant Cell Granuloma in a Patient on Forteo}, author={F Q Pirih and Ana Dilza Viana Barroso and Nikolaos Tatarakis and Kitrina G Cordell and Laurie K. McCauley and Paul C. Edwards}, year={2015} }