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Case 172: Facial Lesion

This boy had a lesion on his face which had been present for 6 weeks. It is not particulaly painful, but does bleed when irritated.

1. What is the diagnosis?

A pyogenic granuloma

2. What treatment would you recommend?

Excision and diathermy to the usually found feeding vessel. The lesion should be sent for histopathology to confirm the clinical suspicion, also a swab for micro will often grow staph aureus. The significance of the staph is not really known.

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