Pregnancy epulis associated with life threatening haemorrhage in a Nigerian woman
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Nig Q J Hosp Med
Pregnancy tumour is a clinical term used to identify a pyogenic granuloma that occurs in pregnant women. Pregnancy tumour is not uncommon, but severe bleeding associated with the lesion necessitating blood transfusion is rare. We report a rare case of mandibular gingival pregnancy tumour with a life-threatening haemorrhage in a 25-year-old Nigerian woman. The patient had lost an estimated 2 litres of blood before presentation. Her packed cell volume was 8% at presentation. The patient was managed by infusion of fluid, transfusion of 4 units of blood and ligation of the facial artery; and excision of the lesion. Following an uneventful healing, she was discharged 10 days later with a PCV of 40.5%. Following subsequent review there was a recurrence 2 months later that regress after 1 month. She was subsequently lost to further follow up.
Pregnancy , Epulis , Life threatening haemorrhage , Research Subject Categories::ODONTOLOGY
Taiwo, O.A, Adeyemo, W.L, Ladeinde, A.L, Ajayi, O.F, Umeizudike, K., Ayanbadejo, P. (2010). Pregnancy epulis associated with life threatening haemorrhage in a Nigerian woman. Nig Q J Hosp Med. Vol.20(1):10-2.