A patient with a pyogenic granuloma which occurred in an unusual location and at an earlier age is presented. Pyogenic granuloma is not an uncommon entity which may occur on oral mucosa, face and fingers. The most frequent location encountered for oral cavity pyogenic granuloma is the gingiva and the tongue is a rare location for its occurrence. These lesions are usually seen between 11 and 40 years age. Surgical excision and removal of etiological factors are needed for treatment. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.