This lesion is flat in most parts, irregular, red and white, and ulcerated. It involves almost half of the ventral surface of tongue and extends superficially to include the lateral border (Figure 1). In one area, mostly at the deep ventral surface, the lesion appears to be deep and ulcerated with rolled borders. The patient complained of pain and believed the lesion to be of traumatic origin from a sharp tooth.
Figure 1 Photograph is taken at clinical presentation demonstrating a diffuse, mostly superficial red and white lesion on the left ventral and lateral tongue.