Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by Ralph Flores
The lingual flange – that is, the part of the tongue near the jaw – can be potentially used to detect liver metastasis in patients with malignant neoplasia. The finding, which appears in the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, makes use of tongue diagnosis to provide a link between lingual flange protrusion and metastatic liver cancer.
Researchers concluded that lingual flange protrusion is a reliable and straightforward indicator for liver cancer in patients who have a malignant neoplasm.
You can find the full text of the study at this link.
Yinlu M, Xue Y, Cuihong Z, Rui C, Xiongzhi W. LINGUAL FLANGE PROTRUSION: DIAGNOSTIC MARKER FOR METASTATIC LIVER CANCER. Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine. 2017;37(6):782–788. DOI: 10.1016/S0254-6272(18)30041-4