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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 46-51

Conservative approach in the management of oral pyogenic granuloma by sclerotherapy

1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Dental Institute, RIMS, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Haldia Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Haldia, West Bengal, India
3 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Index Institute of Dental Sciences, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
4 Department of ENT, ICARE Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Haldia, West Bengal, India

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Dr. Tanya Khaitan
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Dental Institute, RIMS, Ranchi, Jharkhand - 834 009
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jiaomr.jiaomr_15_18

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Background: Pyogenic granuloma is a common, non-neoplastic reactive growth of the oral cavity. Treatment consists of conservative surgical excision, cryosurgery, or laser surgery. These are usually adequate but often result in scars and recurrence. Therefore, this study was undertaken to determine the effectiveness of sclerotherapy in the treatment of oral pyogenic granuloma. Materials and Methods: Forty clinically diagnosed cases of oral pyogenic granuloma were included in the study. After topical anesthesia application, 0.2–0.5 mL of sodium tetradecyl sulfate was delivered by insulin syringe into the base of lesions till the solution leaked out. Each patient was recalled after 1 week and evaluated. If the lesion did not resolve, second and third injections were given consecutively. Results: All the 40 patients showed complete regression of the lesion after one to four consecutive shots in weekly interval. Conclusion: Intralesional sclerotherapy can be considered as an effective non-surgical treatment procedure for oral pyogenic granuloma.

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