April 2008: Single deep ulcer lower lip
Dolphine Oda, BDS, MSc
Dr. Charles R. Weber
South Sound Oral Surgery, Olympia and Centralia, Washington
Case Summary and Diagnostic Information
This is a 64-year old white male who was referred with a two-year history of right lower lip lesion which was slowly enlarging. At presentation, this lesion was red and ulcerated (Figure 1) and was firm but not painful. It was 1.5 X 1.5 cm in greatest dimensions. The patient gives a 30 plus year history of smoking and indicates that “the ulcer is right where I hold my cigarette”. There was no evidence of lymphadenopathy. An incisional biopsy was performed and submitted for histologic evaluation.
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