Peripheral Giant Cell Granuloma Associated with Dental Implants: A Rare Case Report

Otan Özden F., Ozden B., Kurt M., Gündüz K., Gunhan O.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL IMPLANTS, vol.24, no.6, pp.1153-1156, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1153-1156
  • Keywords: bone loss, dental implant, etiology, giant cell, granuloma, MAXILLARY BROWN TUMOR, SECONDARY HYPERPARATHYROIDISM
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


The peripheral giant cell granuloma is a benign reactive exophytic lesion of unknown etiology occurring on the gingiva and alveolar ridge. Different local causal factors have been associated with this type of lesion. Although peripheral giant cell granuloma is the most common giant cell lesion of the jaws, it is rarely seen in association with implants. This report discusses the etiology and management of a peripheral giant cell granuloma around dental implants in a 60-year-old woman. A new implant-supported prosthesis with adequate marginal adaptation between the restoration and abutments was made. There were no complications during 1 year of clinical and radiologic follow-up. INT J ORAL MAXILLOFAC IMPLANTS 2009;24:1153-1156