TitleHeterotopic hairs in the tongue of two dogs.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsTeifke, JP, Löhr, CV
JournalJournal of comparative pathology
Date Published1997 Oct
KeywordsTongue Diseases

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.