Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 286--290

Adenoid cystic carcinoma: An unusual presentation


M Pushpanjali1, D Naga Sujata1, S Bala Subramanyam1, M Jyothsna2 
1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Government Dental College and Hospital, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology, Government Dental College and Hospital, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
D Naga Sujata
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Government Dental College and Hospital, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Kadapa 523 001, Andhra Pradesh
India

The adenoid cystic carcinoma is a relatively rare epithelial tumor of the major and minor salivary glands, accounting for about 1% of all malignant tumor of the oral and maxillofacial regions. Peak incidence occurs between the 5 th and 6 th decades of life. The clinical and pathological findings typical of this tumor include slow growth, peri-neural invasion, multiple local recurrences and distant metastasis. Herein, we report a case of adenoid cystic carcinoma of oropharynx with unusual clinical presentation. The diagnosis of this case and importance of cytology in diagnosing such cases is discussed.


How to cite this article:
Pushpanjali M, Sujata D N, Subramanyam S B, Jyothsna M. Adenoid cystic carcinoma: An unusual presentation.J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2014;18:286-290


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Pushpanjali M, Sujata D N, Subramanyam S B, Jyothsna M. Adenoid cystic carcinoma: An unusual presentation. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Oct 31 ];18:286-290
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