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  • Impact Factor: 1.995**
  • H-Index: 8
  • ISSN: 2474-1647
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647
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Major Scope

  •  Neurological Surgery
  •  General Surgery
  •  Ophthalmic Surgery
  •  Urology
  •  Vascular Surgery
  •  Plastic Surgery
  •  Transplant Surgery
  •  Surgical Oncology


Citation: Clin Surg. 2018;3(1):1933.Research Article | Open Access

Lingual Agenesis: A Case Report and Review of Literature

Mark Enverga, Ibrahim Zakhary and Abraham Khanafe

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Detroit Mercy, School of Dentistry, USA

*Correspondance to: Ibrahim Zakhary 

 PDF  Full Text DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647.1933


Aglossia is a rare condition characterized by the complete absence of the tongue. Its etiology is still unknown. The underlying pathophysiology involves disruption of the development of the lateral lingual swellings and tuberculum impar during the second month of gestation. In this case report, a 26-year old African American female with aglossia presented to the Detroit Mercy Oral Surgery Clinic. The patient presented for extraction of tooth #28, which was located within a fused bony plate at the floor of the mandible. This study presents a case of aglossia, as well as a critical review of aglossia in current literature.


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Enverga M, Zakhary I, Khanafer A. Lingual Agenesis: A Case Report and Review of Literature. Clin Surg. 2018; 3: 1933.

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