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Case Report

White Sponge Nevus, a Rare but Important Entity

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences, University of Florida College of Dentistry, 1395 Center Drive, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA
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Academic Editor: Omar Kujan
Oral 2021, 1(4), 307-312;
Received: 17 August 2021 / Revised: 12 October 2021 / Accepted: 15 October 2021 / Published: 22 October 2021
White sponge nevus (WSN) is an uncommon, hereditary benign keratinization defect that primarily affects the oral mucosa and occasionally, though rarely, the skin or other mucosal sites, such as the nose, esophagus and anogenital area. Sporadic cases of vaginal WSN have been reported. In the oral cavity, the buccal mucosa is prominently affected. Lesions have been reported at birth but are more commonly noted later during adolescent years. We present three cases of WSN with a discussion of the clinical appearance and histopathology, along with a brief review of the literature. View Full-Text
Keywords: white sponge nevus; leukoplakia; oral pathology white sponge nevus; leukoplakia; oral pathology
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Belknap, A.N.; Bhattacharyya, I.; Islam, M.N.; Cohen, D.M. White Sponge Nevus, a Rare but Important Entity. Oral 2021, 1, 307-312.

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Belknap AN, Bhattacharyya I, Islam MN, Cohen DM. White Sponge Nevus, a Rare but Important Entity. Oral. 2021; 1(4):307-312.

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Belknap, Austin N., Indraneel Bhattacharyya, Mohammed N. Islam, and Donald M. Cohen. 2021. "White Sponge Nevus, a Rare but Important Entity" Oral 1, no. 4: 307-312.

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