A report of multiple carcinomatous lesions of the oral cavity is presented because of their unusualness and apparent rarity.
The patient, a 53 year old white man, dates the onset of the discomfort in his mouth to approximately Jan. 1, 1949. At that time he was wearing a partial lower denture, which became unserviceable when he broke an anchoring tooth. Because of economic conditions, he was unable to replace the denture and had a dentist partially remove one side of it. The denture became lopsided and irritated the right side of his mouth. In addition to this irritation, considerable discomfort soon developed on the left side of the mouth and tongue.
He did not consult a physician until June 15, 1949. At that time three separate and distinct lesions were found. There was an indurated, ulcerative lesion, approximately 1½ cm. in diameter, involving the right anterior tonsillar pillar and encroaching
MUMMA CS. MULTIPLE LESIONS IN CARCINOMA OF THE ORAL CAVITY. Arch Otolaryngol. 1950;52(1):104–107. doi:10.1001/archotol.1950.00700030123014