Adenoid cystic carcinoma

What is Adenoid cystic carcinoma?

A histologic type of carcinoma characterized by large epithelial masses containing round, glandlike spaces or cysts that frequently contain mucus or collagen and are bordered by several layers of epithelial cells without intervening stroma, forming a cribriform pattern like a slice of Swiss cheese; perineural invasion and hematogenous metastasis are common; occurs most commonly in salivary glands and skin.

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My dad had a prior case of Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the mouth in 2001.He had surgery and radiation for the same.Now in Dec 2010 we found a small...

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You should consult immediately his treating doctor. The other treating steps might be surgery or radiation again.

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I had undergone FESS surgery with turbinectomy. The biopsy was sent for investigation and the result was adenoid cystic carcinoma. A CT scan was...

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Hi. It is unfortunate diagnosis but it was good that Fess did help to get an early diagnosis. The lymph nodes can be biopsied to confirm or rule...

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Hi, I have a 15 year old daughter who has adenoid cystic carcinoma. She had her parotid gland removed and her right facial nerve cut in the...

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hello, thanks for ur query, depanding on cause, duration of facial cut, there r several procedures. carcinoma going for radiation needs to be...

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