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2008:74:2;188-188
doi: 10.4103/0378-6323.39731

Vesicles on the tongue

Saurabh Agarwal1 , Krishna Gopal1 , Binay Kumar2
1 Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Uttarakhand Forest Hospital Trust and Medical College, Haldwani, Nainital, Uttarakhand, India
2 Department of Pathology, Uttarakhand Forest Hospital Trust and Medical College, Haldwani, Nainital, Uttarakhand, India

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Saurabh Agarwal
Department of Dermatology and Venereology, UFHT and Medical College Haldwani (Nainital) Uttarakhand - 263 139
India
How to cite this article:
Agarwal S, Gopal K, Kumar B. Vesicles on the tongue. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2008;74:188
Copyright: (C)2008 Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology
Figure 2: (A) Spaces in superfi cial and papillary dermis (H and E, 100). (B) spaces contain plasma, lymphocytes and RBCs (H and E stain, 400)
Figure 2: (A) Spaces in superfi cial and papillary dermis (H and E, 100). (B) spaces contain plasma, lymphocytes and RBCs (H and E stain, 400)
Figure 1: Numerous hemorrhagic and clear vesicles on the dorsal surface of tongue
Figure 1: Numerous hemorrhagic and clear vesicles on the dorsal surface of tongue

A ten year-old boy presented with diffuse enlargement of the tongue since birth. The swelling was asymptomatic except for occasional, transient bleeding over the last two years. He did not have any other cutaneous/systemic symptoms. Clinical examination revealed diffuse enlargement of the tongue, which was soft and nontender. He also had numerous, 1-5 mm-sized vesicles on the dorsal surface of the tongue, some of which were hemorrhagic [Figure - 1]. The ventral surface had fewer vesicles. A few longitudinal fissures were also seen on the proximal part of dorsal surface of the tongue. Systemic examination did not reveal any abnormality. The histopathological findings are shown in [Figure - 2]A and B.

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