Scrotal tongue is condition when the tongue develops cracks and grooves. These grooves could be deep or shallow and can occur on any side of the tongue. But most of the fissures occur on the middle of the tongue. The condition is often harmless.
The characteristics include:
The exact of cause is not known yet but some of the predicted causative factors that may cause scrotal tongue include:
polygenic mode of Inheritance
Melkeresson- Rosenthal Syndrome
Injury to oral cavity or tongue
Since it harmless condition, it usually has no symptoms. But some common symptoms from deep groves include
Scrotal tongue is a lifelong condition. It can neither be prevented nor treated. It causes no harm or discomfort.
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