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    Leukoplakia and Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    Leukoplakia is a general term for white hyperkeratotic plaques that develop in the mouth. About 80% are benign. However, in this image, squamous cell carcinoma is present in one of the leukoplakic lesions on the ventral surface of the tongue.

    Image provided by Jonathan A. Ship, DMD.

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