Bohn's nodules: peculiar neonatal intraoral lesions mistaken for natal teeth

Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Fatih University Medical School, Alparslan Turkes Caddesi, No:57, P.O:06510, Emek/Ankara, Turkey, .
European Journal of Pediatrics (Impact Factor: 1.89). 10/2013; 173(3). DOI: 10.1007/s00431-013-2173-6
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Inclusion cysts of transient nature during the neonatal period are developmental lesions, which are seen in the oral cavity of the newborn infant. These lesions are classified into three subtypes according to their localizations. When noticed by the anxious parents on the gingival surfaces, they are often mistaken for natal teeth, which lead to seeking medical attention. Herein, we describe a newborn infant with Bohn's nodules to increase the awareness of the physicians to this benign, self-limiting lesion.

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    ABSTRACT: Cystic lesions of transient nature viz. Epstein pearls, Bohn's nodules and dental lamina cysts are frequently found in the oral cavities of newborn infants. These cysts arise from the developing dental tissues or from their remnants. These cystic lesions are not commonly seen by the dental surgeons due to their self-limiting nature and ignorance of the parents to seek the professional opinion. However, when contacted by anxious parents seeking treatment, dental surgeons should be able to explain and reassure the parents about the transient nature of these lesions and need for no treatment but regular follow-up. The present case report was written with the purpose to increase the awareness in dental surgeons about the peculiar clinical presentation and self-limiting nature of these cystic lesions, so that unnecessary surgical intervention can be avoided in such young infants.
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