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Granuloma pyogenicum

Contributor: William Charles Caccamise, Sr, MD, Retired Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

*Dr. Caccamise has very generously shared his images of patients taken while operating during the "eye season" in rural India as well as those from his private practice during the 1960's and 1970's. Many of his images are significant for their historical perspective and for techniques and conditions seen in settings in undeveloped areas.

Category: External Disease

granuloma pyogenicum

A chalazion has ruptured through the tarsal conjunctiva not far from the lid margin.There is growth of granulation tissue which has produced a mass called a granuloma pyogenicum.


Granuloma pyogenicum

granuloma pyogenicum

A chalazion has ruptured through the tarsal conjunctiva. With the growth of granulation tissue a very large lesion may develop - as in the photo. Even though the lesion consists of granulation tissue, it carries the misnomer " granuloma pyogenicum ".

granuloma pyogenicum

Granulation tissue is exuding from the incision site of previous chalazion surgery. Curettage should be repeated and the tissue sent to the pathologist to rule out a malignancy.


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last updated: 02-08-2008
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