March 2008: White lesions right buccal mucosa and left lateral tongue
Dolphine Oda, BDS, MSc
Dr. Thomas H. Hohl
Sandpoint Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Seattle, WA
Case Summary and Diagnostic Information
This is a 15-year-old boy who presented with a painful non-healing ulcer on the left lateral border of tongue (Figure 1). The ulcer was surrounded by a white plaque. The right buccal mucosa also had a white lesion which had a reticular pattern (Figure 2). The right buccal mucosa lesion was not ulcerated and was not painful. The left buccal mucosa had a hint of a white reticular lesion but was not as prominent as that of the right side. The ulcer was of one month’s duration while the right buccal mucosa lesion was of unknown duration. An incisional biopsy of the lateral tongue was performed.
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