White Sponge Nevus: Clinical Suspicion and Diagnosis
Article first published online: 22 FEB 2012
© 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 29, Issue 4, pages 495–497, July/August 2012
How to Cite
Songu, M., Adibelli, H. and Diniz, G. (2012), White Sponge Nevus: Clinical Suspicion and Diagnosis. Pediatric Dermatology, 29: 495–497. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2011.01414.x
- Issue published online: 3 JUL 2012
- Article first published online: 22 FEB 2012
Abstract: White sponge nevus is a rare, autosomal-dominant disorder that affects the noncornified stratified squamous epithelia. Clinically, the presence of white, spongy plaques mostly in the buccal, labial, and gingival mucosa and the floor of the mouth characterize the lesions. The differential diagnosis of the lesion may be difficult and it is best diagnosed by biopsy. We report a case of white sponge nevus in the oral cavity of a 16-year-old boy and review of the literature.