Developmental Anomalies of Tongue-A Review

Authors : Dr. Praveena Prabhakar; Dr. Pavithra Gunasekar; Dr. Nivethitha Pandithurai; Dr. Sandhiya M; Dr. Pradeep Sankar. S; Dr. Sathish Kumar.M

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 2 - February

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The development of tongue is from the pharyngeal arches during the intrauterine life. There are various developmental anomalies of tongue like aglossia, microglossia, macroglossia, fissured tongue, benign migratory glossitis, median rhomboid glossitis, hairy tongue, lingual varices and cleft tongue. The syndromes associated with each and every developmental anomaly of tongue is described. The clinical features along with the histopathological features of the various developmental anomalies of tongue are discussed here. Along with this the treatment criteria for each anomaly is also discussed in detail.

Keywords : Tongue, Development of Tongue, Developmental Anomalies, Clinical Features, Histopathological Features, Treatment.


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