April 30, 2017
There are different types of vascular lesions of the skin that can affect people of all ages. Pyogenic granuloma, also known as lobular capillary hemangioma, is a relatively common benign vascular lesion of the skin and mucosa that appears as an overgrowth of tissue. The exact cause of this vascular lesion is unknown, but the good news is that pyogenic granuloma is not infectious or malignant.
This vascular lesion usually occurs as a solitary growth that is prone to bleeding and ulceration. One of the most significant qualities of pyogenic granuloma is the rapid development of growth. Pyogenic granulomas typically evolve over a period of a few weeks, causing great concern to those affected and their loved ones. These vascular lesions most commonly affect children, young adults, and adults in their middle age. It is uncommon for pyogenic granuloma to affect infants or senior adults. (more…)