Danielle Tetro, MD

Naval Hosptial Pensacola

6000 W. Highway 98

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Photoclinic: Bohn Nodules

October 01, 2005

The lesions in this newborn's mouth are Bohn nodules. These mucous gland cysts manifest as firm, small (less than 3 mm) grayish white nodules--usually in the mouth on the buccal or lingual aspect of the alveolar ridges. They occasionally occur on the palate, and may be confused with large Epstein pearls.