'Granuloma gravidarum': persistence in puerperal period an unusual presentation

BMJ Case Rep. 2015 Jan 9:2015:bcr2014206878. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2014-206878.


Granuloma gravidarum (GG), an inflammatory lesion, develops in the oral mucosa of pregnant women in response to chronic low-grade irritants and hormonal factors. A persistent granuloma gravidarum post partum and appropriate management strategies are discussed. Patients must be encouraged to undergo regular dental check-ups during the gestational period. Simple oral hygiene measures are highly effective in combating most oral lesions encountered in pregnancy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Gingival Diseases / pathology*
  • Gingival Diseases / surgery
  • Gingivectomy / methods*
  • Granuloma, Pyogenic / pathology*
  • Granuloma, Pyogenic / surgery
  • Humans
  • Mouth Mucosa / pathology*
  • Oral Hygiene / standards*
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Postpartum Period*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications / pathology*
  • Treatment Outcome