David Wiesenfeld

MDSc (Melb), FDSRCPS (Glas) FRACDS (OMS), Director, Head and Neck Tumour Stream, Lead in H&N Research and Education, Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Vic; Honorary Clinical Professor, The University of Melbourne, Vic

Common benign and malignant oral mucosal disease

The most commonly encountered mucosal surface lesions are those of an epithelial break (ulcer) or an alteration in thickness, texture or colour (white, red or pigmented lesion).

Common causes of ‘swelling’ in the oral cavity

The most commonly encountered swellings in the oral cavity are either submucosal in nature, or involve swelling of the underlying jaw (maxilla or mandible).