By Gary M. White, MD

Pigmented fungiform papillae Courtesy O. Dale Collins, MD

Pigmented fungiform papillae of the tongue is a congenital pigmentation of the tongue that is entirely benign. It is most common in the darker-skinned population.


Pigmentation is congenital and fixed on the tongue.


No treatment is necessary.

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