Thursday, July 26, 2012

Skin II

A family practitioner refers a 20 year old patient to your surgical practice. She says that this lesion grew rapidly over one to two weeks. It bleeds easily. Because this does not spontaneously regress, surgical treatment is often required. You also ask if she is pregnant since that is a risk factor for developing this.

Challenge: What is it?

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jimmy said...

pyogenic granuloma

Craig Chen said...

nice diagnosis!
Skin II

This is a pyogenic granuloma, also known as a lobular capillary hemangioma, a benign vascular tumor of the skin and mucous membranes.

Source: UpToDate.