Adenoid cystic carcinoma (nasal septum)

Case contributed by Frank Gaillard


Nasal obstruction.

Patient Data

Age: Adult

Enhancing mass is demonstrated within the nasal cavity arising from the septum. 

Case Discussion

The patient went on to have a biopsy and then resection.


  • adenoid cystic carcinoma, predominantly tubular and cribriform.
  • the tumor involves the inferior margin extensively and also extends to the superior and posterior margins
  • perineural invasion is present

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