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Oral Cancer pp 157-167 | Cite as

Clinical Evaluation and Differential Diagnosis

  • Seiji NakamuraEmail author
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Abstract

In this chapter, the focus is on the clinical characteristics of oral cancers. The general characteristics regarding site distribution, observational findings, symptoms, examinations to diagnose, and evaluate, and site-specific clinical characteristics are described. Second, other oral lesions with clinical similarities to oral cancers, precancerous lesions and conditions with early malignant changes, and other malignancies in the oral cavity, which occasionally involve the oral cavity and should be carefully differentiated from oral cancers, are listed and their clinical characteristics are described.

Keywords

Clinical evaluation Differential diagnosis Oral cancer Precancerous lesion Squamous cell carcinoma 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Section of Oral and Maxillofacial Oncology, Division of Maxillofacial Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences, Faculty of Dental ScienceKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan

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