Developmental oral anomalies among schoolchildren in Gizan region, Saudi Arabia

Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 1987 Jun;15(3):150-1. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0528.1987.tb00504.x.


The present report gives prevalence values for some developmental oral anomalies in 1932 schoolchildren aged 6-12 yr in Gizan region, Saudi Arabia. The developmental oral anomalies identified in this study were: torus palatinus (1.4%), fissured tongue (0.8%), geographic tongue (0.2%), and tongue tie (0.1%). None of the following developmental oral anomalies were observed: lip pits, cleft lip and/or palate, torus mandibularis, microglossia, macroglossia or median rhomboid glossitis.

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Exostoses / epidemiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mouth Abnormalities / epidemiology*
  • Palate
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Tongue Diseases / epidemiology