Description of specific diseases of the oral cavity
- minor aphthae
These are most common (CP-39). They are small painful ulcers occurring anywhere in the oral mucosa, either singly or in small crops.
- major aphthae
These are much less common. The ulcers are usually single larger and deeper. These ulcers may heal leaving a scar.
- herpetiform ulcers
A large number of very small ulcers occur in crops. They are very rare and the term used is descriptive rather than an indication of aetiology.
KeywordsOral Cavity Cleft Palate Radical Neck Dissection Actinic Cheilitis Neck Gland
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