Efficacy of sclerotherapy with sodium tetradecyl sulphate in the treatment of pyogenic granuloma

Rutaba Kiran, Faria Asad, Sohaib Haider, Bushra Bashir, Zahida Rani, Khawar Khurshid, Sabrina Suhail Pal


Objective To determine the efficacy of sclerotherapy in treating pyogenic granuloma.


Methods The present study was conducted at outpatient Department Dermatology, Unit I, Mayo Hospital, Lahore. 35 patients were enrolled and were injected with 0.1ml of 3% sodium tetradecyl sulfate with the help of an insulin syringe, without local anesthesia, till the point of blanching.  Patient was called weekly for two weeks for follow up to see clearance of the lesion and then after 3 months to see any recurrence using a caliper.


Results The mean age of the patients was 28.48±11.64 years. 42.9% patients were males and 57.1% patients were females. Complete clearance of lesion was found in 30 (85.7%) patients whereas 2 (5.7%) patients showed no reduction.


Conclusion Sclerotherapy is an effective procedure for the treatment of pyogenic granuloma patients.



Pyogenic granuloma, efficacy, sclerotherapy, sodium tetradecyl sulfate

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