Advertisement

International Ophthalmology

, Volume 19, Issue 5, pp 287–291 | Cite as

Pyogenic granuloma

  • Abdulelah A. Al-Towerki
Articles

Abstract

A retrospective review of cases of pyogenic granuloma seen at the King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia between 1984–1991 is described. Epidemiology and the factors that led to the granuloma formation were examined and only cases documented histopathologically were included in the review. Of the 110 cases, 80% developed the granuloma at the site of the previous surgery (especially entropion repair, and dacryocystorhinostomy with a stent tube or with a Jones tube) while 20% did not have a prior surgery. Recurrence occurred in 7% and these patients were in the group who had a prior surgery. Surgical procedures lead to an increased tendency for the formation of pyogenic granuloma due to different mechanisms acting via a mechanical or chemical irritation and an inhibition of re-epithelialization.

Key words

benign lesions histopathology pyogenic granuloma recurrent pyogenic granuloma 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Ferry AP. Pyogenic granulomas of the eye and ocular adnexa. Trans Am Ophthalmol Soc 1989: LXXXVII.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Spencer WH. Ophthalmic pathology. An atlas and textbook. 3rd ed. Saunders, Philadelphia, pp 156–7, 1985.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Yanoff M, Fine BS. Ocular pathology. A text and atlas. 2nd ed. Harper & Row, Philadelphia, p 220, 1982.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Lever WF, Schaumburg-Lever G. Histopathology of the skin. 6th ed. Lippincott, Philadelphia, pp 629–30, 1983.Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Mohan H, Gupta AN. Granuloma pyogenicum. Am J Ophthalmol 1988; 65: 619.Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Anderson WAD, Kissane JM. Pathology. 7th ed. Mosby, St. Louis, 2: 1243, 1977.Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Liszauer AD, Brownstein S, Codere F. Pyogenic granuloma on a dermis fat graft in acquired anophthalmic orbits. Am J Ophthalmol 1987; 104: 641–4.Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Carrol RP. Acute inflammatory reaction to silicone stents [letter]. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 1989; 5 (1): 71.Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Asiyo MN, Stefani FH. Pyogenic granulomas of the lacrimal sac. Eye 1992; 6: 97–101.Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Ferry AP, Zimmerman LE. Granuloma pyogenicum of limbus. Arch Ophthalmol 1965; 74: 229–30.Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Minckler D. Pyogenic granuloma of the cornea simulating squamous cell carcinoma. Arch Ophthalmol 1979; 97: 156.Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Dresner SC, Codere F, Brownstein S, Jouve P. Lacrimal drainage system of inflammatory masses from retained silicone tubing. Am J Ophthalmol 1984; 98: 609–13.Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    Sen DK. Granuloma pyogenicum of the palpebral conjunctiva. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 1982; 19 (2): 112–4.Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    Feingold M. Granuloma of the cornea. Am J Ophthalmol 1919; 2 (3): 510–7.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Abdulelah A. Al-Towerki
    • 1
  1. 1.King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, c/o Medical LibraryRiyadhSaudi Arabia

Personalised recommendations