Acinic cell carcinoma of salivary glands
An acinic cell carcinoma of the salivary glands is a rare a type of neoplasm which only accounts for ≈ 1- 3 % of all salivary gland tumours.
Resembles normal serous cells of the salivary glands
The majority arise in the parotid gland (81 - 98% 3). They can be bilateral and multicentric.
Warthin tumour : much more common
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