Pyogenic granuloma

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A pyogenic granuloma is a bump that contains blood vessels and can bleed easily. Find how why the condition occurs and how it is diagnosed and treated.

Key points

  • Pyogenic granulomas are a common benign skin growth in children. They do not become cancerous.
  • The most common complication of pyogenic granuloma is bleeding.
  • PGs are treated most successfully with surgery, but topical treatments may be tried first in certain situations.
  • Pyogenic granulomas can return after surgery.
Last updated: July 7th 2016