Fissured (Scrotal) Tongue
Lingua Plicata
This page was last updated: October 4, 2014
Scrotal Tongue is also called fissured tongue or lingua plicata.  It is a familial, but not always a congenital condition. The fissures are of variable depth and usually extend laterally from a median groove.   It is an asymptomatic condition, unless food particles and debris lodging in the depths of the fissures cause a mild glossitis.

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