Pattern and Presentation of tongue lesions in Kaduna, Nigeria: an 8 year Review.
Keywords:ankyloglossia, carcinoma, tongue
Objective: To analyze various lesions of the tongue seen over an eight- year period in a Nigerian tertiary
health care facility.
Methods: A retrospective study of all consecutive patients that presented with tongue lesions at the Oral and
Maxillofacial Clinic of a tertiary hospital between January 2006 and December 2014 was undertaken.
Results: A total of 93 patients presented with tongue lesions within the years reviewed. There were 51
males and 42 females giving a male to female ratio of 1.2:1. Carcinoma of the tongue was the commonest
lesion accounting for 18(19.35%) of all the cases. This was followed by ankyloglosia and trauma with 12.9%
each. Condylomas and hemangiomas had the least frequency.
Conclusion: A vast variety of tongue lesions were seen in the present study.