Skin Care Guide HOME
Medical Guide Written by Internationally Recognized Dermatologists.
Skin Care Guide - International Edition
Skin Care Guide About Us Skin Care Glossary and Images NEW Skin Care Guide Network Skin Care/Dermatology Articles Site Map

Skin Care - Physicians' Site      

 

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Pyogenic granuloma

Synonym:

Sclerosing hemangioma

Pyogenic granuloma is an exophytic vascular proliferation, usually in response to obvious trauma.
The deep red to red-black nodule or polyp is typically 3-5 mm in diameter, although larger lesions can occur. Multiple grouped lesions can occur.
Pyogenic granulomas grow rapidly over weeks.

Treatment:

  • Spontaneous regression can occur over months or years.
  • Liquid nitrogen cryotherapy or electrofulguration are common treatment modalities.
  • Pyogenic granulomas also respond very well to the pulsed dye laser at 585 nm.
pyogenic granuloma


Back to Skin Care Glossary - P Index   |   Back to Skin Care Glossary Index