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In patients with gastric or duodenal ulcer there is frequently found a characteristic change in the tongue consisting of solitary or multiple epithelial defects. These occur chiefly in the posterior segment of the tongue, either in the mid-line or anterior to the circumvallate papillae. They are frequently symmetrical but may be unilateral and exhibit a defect which lays bare the corium. They are round or oval, frequently elongated, are entirely superficial, non-painful and give the impression of superficial ulcers. In size they range from 2 to 8 m.m. in diameter. Glaessner has seen these lesions in more than 50 cases.
Über Ulkuszunge [Ulcer Tongue].. Ann Intern Med. ;5:1442. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-11-1442
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1932;5(11):1442.
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