Adenoid cystic carcinoma

Adenoid cystic carcinomas are a rare histological subtype of adenocarcinoma.

Pathology

Adenoid cystic carcinomas are generally considered low grade 4. The tumours have a notable tendency for perineural spread.

Location

They have a wide distribution and mainly occur in relation to the airways, lacrimal glands and breasts. Reported locations include:

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Article information

rID: 11141
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC)
  • Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) : general

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Cases and figures

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    Case 1: of left lacrimal gland
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    Case 2: of nasopharynx
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    Case 3: of paranasal sinuses
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    Case 4: of hard palate
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    Case 5: adenocystic carcinoma of the trachea
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