International Journal of Dental Sciences

International Journal of Dental Sciences


International Journal of Dental Sciences
International Journal of Dental Sciences
Vol. 2, Issue 1 (2020)

Peripheral giant cell granuloma of anterior maxilla in a 50-year-old female: A case report


Richa Wadhawan, Mayank Lau, Suneel Kumar Gupta, Balkrishn Gaur, Sushma Mishra

The peripheral giant cell granuloma (PGCG) is a non-neoplastic reactive exophytic polyploidy arising from the periodontal ligament or the periosteum. Clinically, it bears resemblance to pyogenic granuloma, peripheral ossifying fibroma and many other peripheral lesions seen in the oral cavity, thereby histopathology is mandatory for the diagnosis of this lesion. The lesion although being relatively common, but still carries a lot of ambiguity. The ambiguity is in terms of its etiology, growth potential, biological behaviour, histogenesis of its cells and its treatment. The entity further holds significance because of its notorious behavior and its high tendency to recur. The present paper describes recurrent PGCG with a comprehensive insight of the literature on its etiology, clinical, radiological, histological, ultrastructural and molecular aspects.
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