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Leukoplakia and Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Leukoplakia and Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Leukoplakia and Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Leukoplakia is a general term for white sores that develop in the mouth. About 80% are noncancerous. However, in this image, squamous cell carcinoma is present in one of the sores on the underside of the tongue.

Image provided by Jonathan A. Ship, DMD.