Heterotopic hairs in the tongue of two dogs.

TitleHeterotopic hairs in the tongue of two dogs.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsTeifke JP, Löhr CV
JournalJournal of comparative pathology
Volume117
Issue3
Pagination267-70
Date Published1997 Oct
ISSN0021-9975
KeywordsAnimals, Choristoma, Dogs, Female, Hair, Tongue Diseases
Abstract

The occurrence of hairs in the median sulcus of the tongue in two dogs, a 7-year-old Rottweiler and a 10-year-old Cocker spaniel, is reported as an incidental observation at necropsy. The gross pathology of both cases and the histological and scanning electron microscopical findings in one case indicated a heterotopic development of the hairs, with secondary inflammation. The term pili heterotopici mediani linguae is suggested.

Alternate JournalJ. Comp. Pathol.