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Cysts of the Newborn

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What are the clinical features of the cysts of the newborn? They are small, 1-3mm, yellowish-white papules on the palate. They occur along the midline near junction of hard and soft palate. . They disappear on their own 3-6 weeks after birth. They have different names based on their location.
What are the demographics of the cysts of the newborn? Cysts of the newborn occur in 65% - 85% of newborns, which is common. They most often occur along the midline near junction of hard and soft palate.
What is the lesion terminology of the cysts of the newborn? Cysts of the newborn are multiple round papules.
What are the microscopic features of the cysts of the newborn? The cysts are lined with stratified squamous epithelium in the space just below the surface epithelium. They are filled with keratin within the lumen. Mixed inflammatory cell infiltrate can be found in the connective tissue surrounding the cyst.
What are the differential diagnoses of the cysts of the newborn? Material Alba Congenital epulis of the newborn Natal/neonatal teeth
What is the treatment of the cysts of the newborn? No treatment necessary since it disappears on its own within weeks after birth. Follow the cyst until it resolves.
What are the clinical features of the cysts of the newborn? (cont.) Cysts found along the midline near junction of hard and soft palate are called Bohn's nodule. Cysts found along midline raphe of hard palate are called Epstein pearls.
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