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Adenoid cystic carcinoma (nasal septum)

Case contributed by Assoc Prof 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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Case information

rID: 4547
Published: 11th Sep 2008
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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