Assessment of Pyogenic Granuloma of the Gingiva in Iraqi Patient
Keywords:pyogenic granuloma, gingiva, health; patents; highly dosage.
Pyogenic granuloma is smooth or lobulated mass that is usually pedunculated, while some lesion are
sessile. Usually it enlarge until complete its size within weeks or months and rare does exceed 2.5 cm
in size. Oral pyogenic granuloma, which in reality is the most common gingival tumor, shows a striking
predilection for the gingival accounting for 75% of all cases. Material and Method: The data of this study
was collected from oral pathology lab at dentistry college/ University of Baghdad, all cases from 2014 to
2018 were reviewed and the pyogenic granuloma cases were recorded after preparing a pathological report
for each patients the clinical parameters regarding the age, sex, code, site, anatomical location of lesion
were recorded. Results: The total number of pyogenic granuloma cases were 119, 76 cases were pyogenic
granuloma of the gingiva. Number of female equal to 71 while number of males is 48. The highest number
26 patients was recorded in association with 11- 20 years group and lowest was in 71- 80 years group(only
2 patients).Maxilla is more affected by pyogenic granuloma (66%) than sites in mandibular arch (34%).
Conclusion: The clinical, demographic and pathological features of oral pyogenic granuloma in the Iraqi
population in this study were similar to those in studies of populations from other countries. The predilection
site of pyogenic granuloma was the gingiva.