The normal variant in the oral mucosa is a nonpathological condition. Clinical examination must be carefully performed to avoid misdiagnosis as pathological condition. We reported two rare cases of pigmented fungiform papillae and lingual fimbria. Case 1 presented a 22-year-old Javanese man, with no systemic disease and several dark patches over the tongue for2 years. Case 2 presented a 21-year-old Javanese woman with dark patches over the dorsal and lateral of the tongue which had been known for over 4 to 5 months. Both patients had no systemic issues and there were no complaints about the patches. The dark patches, which appeared in both cases, were found together with linear small bumps on the ventral surface of the tongue and near the lingual frenulum. Further examination and specific treatment were not carried out, in accordance with the condition on the tongue.
- Dark patches
- Lingual bumps
- Lingual fimbriae
- Normal variant of oral mucosa
- Pigmented fungiform papillae