Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed doi:10.1136/archdischild-2012-302922
  • Images in neonatal medicine

Bohn's nodules: an under-recognised entity

  1. Siddarth Ramji
  1. Department of Neonatology, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Neeraj Gupta, Department of Neonatology, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi 110002, India; neerajpgi{at}
  • Accepted 25 October 2012
  • Published Online First 15 November 2012

A term 2.7 kg male infant was delivered as a breech vaginal birth after an uneventful antenatal period. The infant was well at birth, but examination of the oral cavity revealed multiple discreet whitish nodules clustered along the buccal aspect of the alveolar ridge of the maxilla (see figure 1). These were firm to hard on touch, and varying from 1 to 5 mm in size. There were similar lesions …

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