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A Case Report of a Peripheral Giant Cell Granuloma in a Patient on Forteo

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Peripheral giant cell granuloma (PGCG) is a common reactive gingival lesion that histologically resembles the central giant cell granuloma, and is a central lesion of the jaws. Occasionally, central giant cell granuloma-like lesions may be seen in association with hyperparathyroidism. Rarely, PGCG-like lesions have been described in a background of hyperparathyroidism. We describe the case of a 91-year-old woman taking teriparatide for the treatment of osteoporosis and presented with a peripheral giant cell granuloma of the mandibular posterior area.

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Pirih, F. , Barroso, A. , Tatarakis, N. , Cordell, K. , McCauley, L. and Edwards, P. (2015) A Case Report of a Peripheral Giant Cell Granuloma in a Patient on Forteo. Open Journal of Stomatology, 5, 147-151. doi: 10.4236/ojst.2015.56020.

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