Epstein's pearls


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Epstein's pearls

Etymology: Alois Epstein, Czechoslovakian physician, 1849-1918; L, perla, a mussel
small, white pearl-like epithelial cysts that occur on both sides of the midline of the hard palate of the newborn. They are normal and usually disappear within a few weeks. Compare Bednar's aphthae, thrush.

Epstein's pearls,

n.pr white, ricelike, keratin-filled lesions of the midline hard palate mucosa. See also cyst, palatal, of the newborn.