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.
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A small SCC of the ventral tongue presenting as a non-healing ulcer.
Figure 3.
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An SCC of the ventral tongue presenting as a red and white lesion.
Figure 4.
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This large red mass from the floor of mouth was proven to be an SCC by biopsy.