Friday, June 6, 2008

Pyogenic Granuloma

This is an external shot of a pyogenic Granuloma. A breakdown of what exactly this means:

Pyogenic: Producing Pus.
Granuloma: Dense collection of cells consisting of various inflammatory types.

THEREFORE: This is a growth of epitheliod (skin) cells, filled with pus.
Nikon D70x
60mm macro
F/22 @ 1/80

1 comment:

Tom said...

Excellent macro picture. If you are interested, here is a video (and more pictures) of a similar granuloma ... this one on the inside of the eyelid:

pyogenic granuloma video

Interestingly, the name is completely wrong with this eye finding. These lesions are neither pyogenic (no pus) and non-granulomatous (no granuloma patterns seen on histology).

Great site you have!