- Asploro Journal of Biomedical and Clinical Case Reports
- ISSN: 2582-0370
- Article Type: Clinical Image
- DOI: 10.36502/2020/ASJBCCR.6206
- Asp Biomed Clin Case Rep. 2020 Jul 09;3(2):164-65
Pigmented Fungiform Papillae of the Tongue: Clinic and Dermoscopy
Dahhouki S1*, Issoual K1, Bennani M1, Douhi Z1, Elloudi S1, Baybay H1, Mernissi FZ1
1Department of Dermatology, Hassan II Hospital University, Fez, Morocco
Corresponding Author: Sara Dahhouki
Address: Department of Dermatology, Hassan II Hospital University, Fez, Morocco.
Received date: 03 June 2020; Accepted date: 30 June 2020; Published date: 09 July 2020
Citation: Dahhouki S, Issoual K, Bennani M, Douhi Z, Elloudi S, Baybay H, Mernissi FZ. Pigmented Fungiform Papillae of the Tongue: Clinic and Dermoscopy. Asp Biomed Clin Case Rep. 2020 Jul 09;3(2):164-65.
Copyright © 2020 Dahhouki S, Issoual K, Bennani M, Douhi Z, Elloudi S, Baybay H, Mernissi FZ. This is an open-access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: Fungiform Papillae, Tongue, Dermoscopy
Fungiform papillae, primarily located on the tip and lateral border, or dorsum surface of the tongue and intertwined with the filiform papillae, are mushroom-shaped epithelial elevations composed of taste buds at the upper surface overlying a core of connective tissue. Pigmented fungiform papillae of the tongue is a benign condition more common in dark-skinned adults and children, is characterized by localized hyperpigmentation which is confined to these structures. We report a case of 26 year-old-woman with pigmented fungiform papillae.
A 26 year-old-woman presented with an asymptomatic pigmented lesion on the tongue of 10 years’ duration. Examination of the oral mucosa revealed homogeneous brownish macula with regular, non-infiltrated borders, in the left lateral region of the dorsum of the tongue (Fig-A). Dermoscopy was performed with the presence of projections with pigmented borders, interspersed by dichotomized vessels, with aspect resembling to “rose petals” or “petalloid aspect” (Fig-B). A diagnosis of pigmented fungiform papillae was retained and the patient was reassured of the benign nature of this disorder [1-3].
Homogeneous brownish macula with regular, non- infiltrated borders, in the left lateral region of the dorsum of the tongue.
Projections with pigmented borders, interspersed by dichotomized vessels, with aspect resembling to ‘‘rose petals’’ or ‘’petalloïd aspect’’.
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