Oral cavity
Congenital anomalies
White sponge nevus


Topic Completed: 1 May 2013

Revised: 2 March 2020

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PubMed Search: White sponge nevus oral cavity

Patricia DeVilliers D.D.S., M.S.
Charu Thakral, M.D.
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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 March 28th, 2020.
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
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