April 16, 2007
I had a patient with a white lesion in the dorsal surface of his tongue. My instructor was scared it might be oral cancer and had a specialist come over and take a look at it. The specialist dug at the lesion to see if it went below the surface papilla, if it did then the patient had cancer. It was not cancer! The patient had bit himself while playing hockey a few years ago, leaving a white 3x4mm flat lesion on right side of his tongue. I am happy that not all suspicious spots in the oral cavity is cancer.
Posted by emprit at April 16, 2007 11:24 PM