Oral cavity
Congenital anomalies
White sponge nevus

Author: Patricia DeVilliers, DDS, MS, Charu Thakral, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 16 April 2018, last major update May 2013

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Cite this page: DeVilliers, P., Thakral, C. White sponge nevus. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/oralcavitywhitespongenevus.html. Accessed August 17th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Rare, autosomal dominant disease characterized by large white plaques in oral mucosa with hyperkeratosis, acanthosis and perinuclear eosinophilic condensation on superficial layers
  • Dyskeratotic hyperplasia of mucous membranes, affecting 1 in 200,000 people
Case reports
Clinical images

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33 year old man