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Synonyms of Tongue, Fissured
- Cerebriform Tongue
- Furrowed Tongue
- Grooved Tongue
- Lingua Fissurata
- Lingua Plicata
- Lingua Scrotalis
- Plicated Tongue
- Scrotal Tongue
- No subdivisions found.
Fissured tongue is a benign condition that is sometimes referred to as scrotal or plicated tongue. It is characterized by numerous shallow or deep grooves or furrows (fissures) on the back (dorsal) surface of the tongue. The surface furrows may differ in size and depth, radiate outward, and cause the tongue to have a wrinkled appearance. The condition may be evident at birth (congenital) or become apparent during childhood or later. Reports suggest that the frequency and severity of fissured tongue appear to increase with age.
In some cases, fissured tongue may develop in association with infection or malnutrition. In other affected individuals, it may occur with certain underlying syndromes or may be a familial condition, suggesting autosomal dominant inheritance.
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