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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