Squamous carcinoma of the tongue.
Here the anterior part of the tongue, especially to the left of the mid-line, is ulcerated due to a deeply infiltrating carcinoma. Risk factors include pipe smoking and tobacco chewing. Sometimes it follows submucous fibrosis (a condition seen in the Far East, relating to eating chillies). Wide local excision is often required. Radiotherapy can be useful in inoperable cases.
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