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Capillary Hemangioma of Toe in an Adult: Clinically Mistaken as a Pyogenic Granuloma

Sharmila Dudani, Archna Rautela, Sridhar Mangalesh

Keywords : Adults, Capillary hemangioma, Pyogenic granuloma, Toe

Citation Information : Dudani S, Rautela A, Mangalesh S. Capillary Hemangioma of Toe in an Adult: Clinically Mistaken as a Pyogenic Granuloma. Journal of Medical Academics 2022; 5 (1-2):25-26.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-11003-0114

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 22-02-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Introduction: Capillary hemangiomas are benign vascular neoplasms seen in the head, face, and neck regions of infants and children. Pyogenic granulomas commonly occur in the oral cavity in adults. Clinical details: We report a case of a 46-year-old male who presented with a rapidly growing mass on the toe which was clinically diagnosed as pyogenic granuloma but was confirmed to be capillary hemangioma on histopathology. Conclusion: A high index of clinical suspicion for lesions at unusual sites along with caution is required during surgery of these neoplasms due to the risk of excessive bleeding.

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