II. Risk Factors

  1. Older age
  2. Tobacco Abuse
  3. Alcohol Abuse

III. Signs

  1. Appearance
    1. Leukoplakia or Tongue ulcers persistent >2 weeks
    2. Onset with slight thickening over a red or white base
  2. Distribution
    1. Rarely occurs on Tongue dorsum
    2. Look at base and lateral edges of Tongue

IV. Evaluation

  1. Biopsy suspicious lesions

V. Management

  1. Surgical resection and Radiation Therapy

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