Tuesday, June 12, 2007

SLITLAMP PHOTOGRAPHY II
CONJUNCTIVAL PYOGENIC GRANULOMA
Pyogenic granuloma is a rather general term for a relatively common benign vascular lesion
of the skin and mucosa whose exact cause is unknown. However, the term, pyogenic granuloma,
is a bit of a misnomer since the lesion is neither pyogenic (pus-forming) nor a granulomatous
reaction (abnormal behavior related to immune specialized cells known as phagocytes).
THIS IS ACTUALLY A POST-OP PHOTO OF A ONCE, MUCH MORE SEVER CASE. THIS IS WHAT WAS LEFT.

1 comment:

Tom said...

Great photo and website. If you want to see another variant of this lesion, you might want to check out this pyogenic granuloma video ... it looks similar to your conjunctival photograph.