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Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine

2014, vol. 23, nr 1, January-February, p. 5–7

Publication type: editorial article

Language: English

Pyogenic Granuloma of the Lip – Treatment with Carbon Dioxide Slush Cryosurgery as an Approach in a Resource-Poor Country

Yasin Al-Qubati1,A,B,E,F, Edmund J. Janniger1,C,D, Robert A. Schwartz1,C,E,F

1 Dermatology, Taiz University School of Medicine, Taiz, Yemen and Dermatology and Pediatrics, Rutgers University New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey, USA


Pyogenic granuloma (PG) is a benign vascular neoplasm most often evident as a rapidly developing solitary, sessile, or polypoid vascular nodule or tumor prone to ulceration or hemorrhage. Bleeding may be episodic, copious, and refractory to pressure, mandating treatment, particularly when on the lip. We describe a 14-year-old adolescent with a PG of the lower lip that responded to carbon dioxide slush cryosurgery, an option that may be of considerable value in a resource-poor country.

Key words

pyogenic granuloma, vascular neoplasm, cryosurgery, Yemen.

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