Oral medicine case book 46: squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue
Dreyer, Wynand P.
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A 38-year-old-female presented at the Oral Medicine Clinic complaining of pain under her tongue that became worse during chewing, and radiated to her right ear. The pain started two months earlier and gradually increased in intensity. The patient reported that she smoked about twelve cigarettes per day, a habit that she maintained for the last twenty years. She also admitted that she consumed alcohol as a social habit, mainly over the weekends. Her medical history revealed no other abnormalities and she was not using any chronic medication.