Joyce Teng, MD, PhD
Pyogenic granuloma (PG) is a common persistent vascular growth that frequently appears in children. Despite being benign, it can bleed
persistently and can cause anxiety in children and caregivers. In-office treatment is mostly either surgical, laser-based, or liquid-nitrogen based; however, these therapies can be difficult to perform in children. Risk of scarring and recurrence are additional concerns despite surgical treatments. Table salt has been shown in previous studies to be an excellent option for treatment of PG. The application, however, was messy with no standard concentration of salt described. In this study, we would like to evaluate the safety, efficacy, and tolerability of a 30% sodium chloride gel for the treatment of PG. We believe the results of this pilot study will help us develop a non-invasive topical treatment for PG, especially in children and adolescents.
This project was funded by a 2023 PeDRA Research Grant.