Surgical treatment of giant pyogenic granuloma of the upper eyelid

Erguen S. S., Kocabora M. S., SU KÜÇÜK Ö., Demirkesen C.

ANNALS OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, vol.39, no.3, pp.264-266, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12009-007-0032-7
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.264-266
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No


Pyogenic granuloma (PG), also known as lobular capillary hemangioma, is a benign acquired vascular lesion of the skin and mucous membranes. Diagnosis is aided by history of surgery, trauma or inflammation and characteristic clinical appearance, whereas, definitive diagnosis is made by histopathologic findings. PG is most often located on the head, neck, extremities, and upper trunk. From an ophthalmic perspective, a PG may be located on the eyelids, conjunctiva or rarely on the cornea. We present a case of surgically treated giant pyogenic granuloma of the upper eyelid, and we describe a technique of reconstruction of the upper eyelid skin by bilateral advancement flaps that allows the coverage of small- to medium-sized defects of this region with satisfactory esthetic and functional results.