Aim: Granuloma gravidarum (GG) is a benign lesion of the soft tissue. The aim of this technical note is the volumetric assessment and follow-up 3D measurement of a GG in the anterior maxilla.
Keywords: epulis gravidarum, granuloma gravidarum, pyogenic granuloma, pregnancy, intraoral scanner, volumetric measurement
Materials and methods: A 35-year-old female patient who was 7 months pregnant was referred due to a soft tissue tumor in the papilla of tooth 21. A biopsy verified a pyogenic granuloma gravidarum. Initial and consecutive volumetric measurements were made with an intraoral scanner during the patient’s pregnancy and until 16 months postpartum.
Results: The volumetric assessment showed a continuous growth of the tumor and a consecutive volume reduction 16 months postpartum. In comparison with the level of the papilla of the contralateral incisor, there was an almost complete remission at the last follow-up.
Conclusion: Intraoral scans can serve for the volumetric assessment of soft tissue tumors of the alveolar crest. Image superimposition enables the quantification of changes in morphology. This supports clinical follow-ups and enables the quantification of clinical observations.