The nonhealing scar

Mil Med. 2011 Jun;176(6):715-7. doi: 10.7205/milmed-d-10-00430.


Pyogenic granulomas are common benign skin growths often present at sites of trauma. They can be difficult to treat in austere environments. A case report of a pyogenic granuloma in an austere environment has not previously been published. We submit this work to describe a case of a pyogenic granuloma arising from a properly treated laceration in an austere environment and to review current treatment options. Multiple treatment modalities are available to providers with limited resources to include topical Imiquimod, ethanol injection, silver nitrate application, and oral steroids.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Granuloma, Pyogenic / etiology*
  • Granuloma, Pyogenic / therapy
  • Humans
  • Lacerations / complications*
  • Male
  • Military Personnel*
  • Skin Diseases / etiology*
  • Skin Diseases / therapy
  • Thumb / injuries*