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CASE REPORT
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 91-93

Scrape cytology in rare case of hairy tongue


Department of Pathology, Govt. Medical College, Nagpur, India

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Rekha Patil
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-9371.55232

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Hairy tongue (HT) is a benign condition that causes concern over its abnormal appearance. HT is most commonly seen in adults and is seen as an abnormal coating of the tongue due to hyperkeratosis of filiform lingual papillae. Cytological scraping of the lesion on the tongue was done which showed squamous cells, extraneous material, bacterial colonies, fungal bodies, and hair-like projections, which are the hall mark of the disease. We present a case along with its scrape cytology findings.


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