Volume : VII, Issue : VII, July - 2017

Extensive Physiologic Pigmentation of Tongue

Dr Anubhav Shivpuri

Abstract :

 Pigmented lesions are commonly found in the oral cavity. Such lesions may present as physiologic discoloration, manifestations of systemic diseases or malignant neoplasms, therefore an understanding of mucosal pigmentation is important. Oral pigmentation may be exogenous or endogenous in origin. Exogenous pigmentation is due to foreign body implantation in the oral mucosa while endogenous pigments primarily include melanin, hemoglobin and carotene. Most of the oral pigmentations are physiologic [1–3]. We report to you two cases of physiologic tongue pigmentation.


Keywords : Melanin   Pigmentation   Tongue   

Article: Download PDF   DOI : 10.36106/ijar  

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Dr Anubhav Shivpuri, Extensive Physiologic Pigmentation of Tongue, INDIAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH : Volume‾7 | Issue‾7 | July‾2017

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