Thursday, November 4, 2010
Answer to Diagnostic Challenge
The answer is #4 - Median rhomboid glossitis. This condition shows a round or rhomboid shaped patch of smooth tongue that lacks both papillae and taste buds. It is usually located in the midline. It is thought to arise from an embryologic defect but it doesn't usually cause problems nor does it require treatment.
Posted by Toni Brayer, MD at 8:01 PM