Capillary Hemangioma of the Gingiva in an Adult: A Rare Case Report

  • Uche I E Department of Preventive Dentistry, Bayero University Kano, Kano, Nigeria.
  • Abanikannda J A Department of Histopathology, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano State
  • Abdullahi A Department of Histopathology, Preventive Dentistry, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano State
Keywords: Capillary Hemangioma of the gingiva, pyogenic granuloma, gingival overgrowth

Abstract

Objective: We report a case of a 40-year-old female with gingival overgrowth in the right maxillary anterior region which has been excised at a peripheral hospital that caused displacement, mobility of associated teeth and lip incompetency.

Case description: A case of recurrent gingival overgrowth in the right maxillary anterior region in a 40-year-old female with associated teeth displacement and mobility and lip incompetency. There was a radiologic evidence of bone loss. Excisional biopsy was carried out and the histologic diagnosis was Capillary Hemangioma.

Conclusion: Capillary Hemangioma should be considered as one of the differential diagnosis in cases of gingival overgrowth of maxillary anterior region, which mimics pyogenic granuloma

 

 

Published
2019-07-08