Cutaneous Vascular Anomalies – Pyogenic Granuloma

August 11th, 2013

Pyogenic Granulomas (also called Lobular Capillary Hemangiomas) are benign lesions composed of blood vessels that I frequently encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, a Pyogenic Granuloma is a red/purple nodule that grows rapidly and bleeds with incidental trauma.  Pyogenic Granulomas occur at any age and are very common during pregnancy.  Treatment involves a shave removal underneath the lesion and an electrocautery device is used to destroy the blood vessels that are supplying the Pyogenic Granuloma.

Pyogenic Granuloma