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Fissured tongue, also known as scrotal tongue, is a benign condition characterized by deep grooves ( fissures) in the dorsum of the tongue. This condition is harmless and no medical intervention is required.
Additional recommended knowledge
Fissured tongue is seen in Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome, in most patients with
Down syndrome, and in association with geographic tongue.
Oral Pathology: Oral pathology (K00-K14, 520-529) Developmental Anomalies Anodontia/ Hypodontia - Hyperdontia - abnormalities of size and form of teeth ( Concrescence, Fusion, Gemination, Dens evaginatus/ Talon cusp, Dens invaginatus, Enamel pearl, Macrodontia, Microdontia, Taurodontism) - disturbances in tooth formation ( Dilaceration, Regional odontodysplasia, Turner's hypoplasia) - other hereditary disturbances in tooth structure ( Amelogenesis imperfecta, Dentinogenesis imperfecta, Dentin dysplasia) Hard, Soft and Periapical Tissues Attrition - Abrasion - Ankylosis - Dental caries - Denticles - Erosion - External resorption - Fluorosis - Gingivitis - Impaction - Internal resorption - Periodontitis - Pulpitis - Ulcer Dentofacial Anomalies Malocclusion - Micrognathism - Prognathism - Retrognathism - Temporomandibular joint disorder Maxillomandibular anomalies Odontogenic keratocyst - Torus mandibularis - Torus palatinus - Cherubism - Ameloblastoma Salivary glands Drooling - Benign lymphoepithelial lesion - Necrotizing sialometaplasia - Ranula - Sialadenitis - Sialolithiasis - Stomatitis - Xerostomia - Aphthous ulcer Lip and Oral mucosa Angular cheilitis - Erythroplakia - Hairy leukoplakia - Leukoplakia Tongue Geographic tongue - Fissured tongue - Glossitis - Glossodynia - Black hairy tongue
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