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Manus Dean A. M.D.; Sherbert, Daniel M.D.; Jackson, Ian T. M.D.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: May 1995

The epulis gravidarum, or granuloma of pregnancy, represents a vascular lesion observed during gravidism. While histologic features may mimic those of generic pyogenic granulomas, the management may differ. Remarkably, the plastic surgical literature is conspicuously void of information concerning this common entity, with approximately 40 new cases being diagnosed and treated annually at our institution. With a review of the literature, we offer four typical and representative case reports that serve to highlight the pertinent physiology and treatment options. Guidelines are proposed to assist in the management of this disease process. (Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 95: 1045, 1995.)

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