Photographer: Jody Troyer, CRA
Category: Cornea/External Eye Disease
Posted September 17, 2019
A pyogenic granuloma is characterized as a pedunculated vascular lesion, and appears as a fleshy red or pink mass. It is often located on the eyelid and bleeds easily with minimal contact. Clinically, it arises with rapid growth in an area of previous trauma, surgery, or inflammation. Histologically, it is composed of granulation tissue, capillaries, and non-granulomatous inflammatory cells [1 ,2]. Recommended treatment is excision of the lesion at it's base.
- Mannis MJ, Holland, Edward J. Cornea; Fundamentals, Diagnosis, and Management. Fourth ed: Elsevier, 2017.
- Neff A, Chahal H, Carter KD. Benign Eyelid Lesions Ophthalmology. Fifth ed: Elsevier 2019.
Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD
Photographer: Antoinette Venckus, CRA
Posted August 18, 2015
Pyogenic granulomas are formed when there is abnormally vigorous proliferation of granulation tissue. They appear as vascular growths with smooth surfaces, usually at the site of previous ocular surgery.
Contributor: Tressa Larson, OD, FAAO
Photographer: Mark Greiner, MD
Contributor: Robert B. Dinn, MD and Jordan M. Graff, MD, University of Iowa
February 8, 2008
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