Clinical  Findings

The clinical examination revealed a 3x5 cm ulcerated white mass on the right mid-lateral border of the tongue that was not adherent to the mandibular alveolar ridge.  The ulcer had rolled borders (Figure 1).  There were no palpable lymph nodes.  He was staged T3N0M0. 

Figure 1.  This clinical photograph represents the lesion before surgery.  White, non-healing rolled-bordered ulcer on the mid lateral border of Tongue.