Verruca vulgaris of the tongue: a case report with literature review

Ural A., ARSLAN S., ERSÖZ Ş., Deger B.

BOSNIAN JOURNAL OF BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.14, no.3, pp.136-138, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.17305/bjbms.2014.3.29
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.136-138
  • Keywords: verruca vulgaris, tongue, human papillomavirus, HUMAN-PAPILLOMAVIRUS
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Verruca vulgaris (common warts) is a benign lesion of skin and mucous membranes caused by human papillomovirus (HPV). The lesions are typically self-limited but may vary in size and number. The occurrence on the tongue is extremely rare. To the best of our knowledge, only one verruca vulgaris existing in the tongue had been reported in the literature. Case presentation: A rare case of verruca vulgaris of the tongue occurring in a 36-year-old Caucasian male is presented with a discussion on ethiopathogenesis and the treatment methods. Verruca vulgaris must be remembered in the differential diagnosis of tongue lesions and surgical treatment may provide satisfactory outcomes.