Dr.Preethi Meenakshi T, Dr.Siji Jacob T, Dr. S. Senthil Kumar, Dr. P. Arunmozhi


Pyogenic granuloma is one of the inflammatory hyperplasias seen in the oral cavity. This term is a misnomer because the lesion is unrelated to
infection and in reality, arises in response to various stimuli such as low-grade local irritation, traumatic injury or hormonal factors. Pyogenic
granuloma is also referred to as Crocker and Hartzell’s disease, pregnancy tumor, granuloma pediculatum benignum, benign vascular tumor and
vascular epulis. The most frequently involved site is the maxillary gingiva, and mostly seen in second or third decade of life in women. This paper
highlights a case report of crocker and hartzell’s disease seen in a 27-year old male patient which is a rare presentation as this condition is more
prevalent in females.


Pyogenic Granuloma, Crocker & Hartzell's Disease, Epulis

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