Pitfalls in the histopathologic diagnosis of pyogenic granuloma

@article{Kapadia1992PitfallsIT,
  title={Pitfalls in the histopathologic diagnosis of pyogenic granuloma},
  author={Silloo B. Kapadia and Denis K Heffner},
  journal={European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology},
  year={1992},
  volume={249},
  pages={195-200}
}
The term pyogenic granuloma (PG) is a misnomer. The histopathologic appearance is fairly characteristic, the lesion being in fact a lobular capillary hemangioma. The recognition of PG as a clinically polypoid or exophytic, circumscribed lesion is of importance to both the clinician and the pathologist, as this feature distinguishes PG from most malignant vascular tumors. Although PG may be multiple, especially on the skin, and necrosis is not uncommon, invasion of adjacent structures is not… CONTINUE READING

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