Figure 2-12. Geographic tongue, lateral view.
d. Fissured Tongue. In fissured (or scrotal) tongue, the surface of the tongue
appears furrowed with a deep median fissure and numerous shorter fissures radiating
out on either side or it may be seen with independent furrows (figure 2-13). This
condition is usually painless. However, with food accumulation, pain may result.
Proper cleansing of the tongue is essential.
Figure 2-13. Fissured tongue.