Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the lung

Last revised by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking on 04 Jun 2020

Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the lung is a type of non-small cell lung cancer.

Pathology

They are classified under lung carcinomas of the salivary gland type. Primary occurrence in the lung parenchyma is rare, while in the thorax they occur more commonly as adenoid cystic carcinoma of the tracheobronchial tree.

Risk factors

Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the lung is not associated with cigarette smoking.

See also

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