anterior lingual gland

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an·te·ri·or lin·gual gland

a small mixed gland deeply placed near the apex of the tongue on each side of the frenulum.

an·te·ri·or lin·gual gland

(an-tēr'ē-ŏr ling'gwăl gland)
One of the small mixed glands deeply placed near the apex of the tongue on each side of the frenulum.
Synonym(s): apical gland.

Blandin,

Philipe Frédéric, French anatomist and surgeon, 1798-1849.
Blandin gland - one of the small mixed glands deeply placed near the apex of the tongue on each side of the frenulum. Synonym(s): anterior lingual gland

Bauhin,

Gaspard, Swiss anatomist, 1560-1624.
Bauhin gland - one of the small mixed glands deeply placed near the apex of the tongue on each side of the frenulum. Synonym(s): anterior lingual gland
Bauhin valve - Synonym(s): ileocecal valve

Nuhn,

Anton, German anatomist, 1814-1889.
Nuhn gland - one of the small mixed glands deeply placed near the apex of the tongue on each side of the frenulum. Synonym(s): anterior lingual gland

an·te·ri·or lin·gual gland

(an-tēr'ē-ŏrling'gwăl gland)
Small mixed gland deeply placed near the apex of the tongue on each side of the frenulum.
Synonym(s): apical gland, Bauhin gland, Blandin gland.
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Mucoceles on the ventral surface of the tongue derived from the Blandin Nuhn glands are considered quite unusual (1), which because of their clinical characteristics and location may be confused for other pathologies like vascular lesions, pyogenic granulomas, squamous papillomas, among others.
The pathology reported changes compatible with extravasation-type mucocele of the ventral surface of the tongue, which because of its location and presentation corresponds to a mucocele of the Blandin Nuhn glands.
The Von Ebner glands drain on the base of the circumvallate and foliate papillae on the dorsal lingual surface; the Weber glands, mucin exclusive producers, are located on the lateral surface of the tongue, having as drainage site the lingual tonsil crypts; lastly, the Blandin Nuhn glands are found near the tip of the ventral surface of the tongue, and are surrounded by lingual muscles near the medial line.
The cystic formations or mucoceles of the Blandin Nuhn glands have been reported as unusual; according to Harrison (4) in a review of 400 mucoceles of the oral cavity only nine originated in the tongue, constituting 2.