About Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Tongue Abnormalities - Cleft tongue

Font : A-A+

Cleft tongue

Cleft tongue is a condition where the tongue has a cleft running right across it horizontally or vertically, although reported cases have had vertical clefts.

Advertisement

Complete clefting is extremely rare, and occurs as a result of lack of developmental forces to push both halves of the tongue towards each other. Partial clefting presents as a deep groove in the middle of the tongue and is a common feature in the oro-facial-digital syndrome. Cleft tongue is of little importance other than causing difficulty in eating as food gets stuck in the cleft.

Citations   close

Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    Dr. Reeja Tharu. (2014, November 12). Tongue Abnormalities - Cleft tongue. Medindia. Retrieved on May 18, 2022 from https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/tongueabnormalities_cefttongue.htm.

  • MLA

    Dr. Reeja Tharu. "Tongue Abnormalities - Cleft tongue". Medindia. May 18, 2022. <https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/tongueabnormalities_cefttongue.htm>.

  • Chicago

    Dr. Reeja Tharu. "Tongue Abnormalities - Cleft tongue". Medindia. https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/tongueabnormalities_cefttongue.htm. (accessed May 18, 2022).

  • Harvard

    Dr. Reeja Tharu. 2021. Tongue Abnormalities - Cleft tongue. Medindia, viewed May 18, 2022, https://www.medindia.net/patients/patientinfo/tongueabnormalities_cefttongue.htm.


Do you wish to consult a Dentist for your problem? Ask your question

Dr. Ishan Singh
Dr. Ishan Singh
BDS, MDS
9 years experience
Peoples Dental Clinic, Gamma 1
Teleconsult Now View Profile
Dr. Naresh Sharma
Dr. Naresh Sharma
BDS
20 years experience
Suraksha dental hospital , Near shyam complex
Teleconsult Now View Profile
Dr. Safia Mohammed
Dr. Safia Mohammed
BDS
6 years experience
CDC, Tolichowki
Teleconsult Now View Profile
View All

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.

Comments

Tunji65

My daughter is just 4months old but i notice that from birth she is used to putting her tongue between her mouth.She is still doing it up till now.WHAT could be the cause and what can be done to correct it.

siva_

my tongue has more black dots,is anything problem

margot

i was looking up stuff for a friend and happened to notice that symptom. It was a thyroid condition, I think it was lingual thyroid.

lou14

My 5 year old daughter appears to have another small tongue growing at the back of her throat. It is quite bizarre and i have never seen anything like it. It is right at the back and can only be seen when checking for a sore throat and opens her mouth very wide. Is it really a phenomenon as there is so little on the web.

guest

Can I please ask if you ever had any outcome from this as my daughter has the same thing. We took her to the doctors toay and he also said he has never seen anything like it and has referred us to a specialist but it is driving me crazy

guest

I have just noticed the same exact think on my son. He is about the same age, four-and-a-half. I was checking his throat when I noticed it; I have never noticed it before now, nor have I seen or heard of anything like this. Does anyone know what this is??

guest

I recently asked the kids' doctor and she told me it was his epiglottis I was seeing. She told me most people can't stick their tongues out that far and that's why I hadn't noticed it before; nothing abnormal after all. Hope this helps some of you!

margot

i was looking up stuff for a friend and happened to notice that symptom. It was a thyroid condition, I think it was lingual thyroid. It's on wiki. here's another link: http://www.ghorayeb.com/LingualThyroid.html

morussell1

I have had a swollen and white smooth tongue (occasionally sore) for about six months - any clues please?

guest

hi, it may be a cause of a yeast infection, babies usually get this when they are born. If it's sore, and has been there for about 6 months, you may want to visit your doctor and get a blood test done. It could also be signs of HIV.

Advertisement
Health Topics A - Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z



    Advertisement
    Drugs for Tongue Abnormalities
    Fluconazole
    What's New on Medindia
    World Hypertension Day 2022 - Measure Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live Longer!
    Drinking This Popular Beverage May Drop Dementia Risk
    Worst Mistakes Parents Make When Talking to Kids
    View all
    Advertisement

    Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
    Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

    Most Popular on Medindia

    Find a Hospital How to Reduce School Bag Weight - Simple Tips Noscaphene (Noscapine) Loram (2 mg) (Lorazepam) Diaphragmatic Hernia Nutam (400mg) (Piracetam) A-Z Drug Brands in India Indian Medical Journals Sanatogen Find a Doctor

    Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

    © All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2022

    This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use