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Oral Cancer

Course Number: 348

Clinical Appearance

Carcinoma of the mouth presents in one of four forms (Figures 2, 3, 4):

  1. White lesion (leukoplakia)

  2. Red lesion (erythroplakia)

  3. Red and white lesion (erythroleukoplakia)

  4. Non-healing ulcer

Figure 2. A small SCC of the ventral tongue presenting as a non-healing ulcer.

Figure 3. An SCC of the ventral tongue presenting as a red and white lesion.

Figure 4. This large red mass from the floor of mouth was proven to be an SCC by biopsy.