Archives of Head and Neck Surgery
Archives of Head and Neck Surgery

Adenoid cystic carcinoma in atypical site: case report

Amanda Rios Sampaio, Júlia Rusch Pinto Vasconcelos, Julyana Bastos Santana, Luis Filipe Alves Kian, Dário Oliveira Lopes Junior

Downloads: 1
Views: 63


Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is a rare form of malignant neoplasm of the salivary glands, with slow growth and late symptoms. One of the challenges presented by this tumor is its high rate of metastasis, with tropism to the nervous system, liver and bones. Treatment is based on surgical resection of the tumor, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy – it varies depending on the condition of each patient. In view of the low frequency of ACC, this study aims to report a case of ACC in a female patient, with anatomopathological diagnosis of basaloid cell neoplasm.


adenocarcinoma; neoplasm metastasis; case reports


1. Alves ATNN, Soares FD, Silva A Jr, Medeiros N, Milagres A. Carcinoma adenóide cístico: revisão da literatura e relato de caso clínico. J Bras Patol Med Lab. 2004;40(6):421-4.

2. Dantas AN, Morais EF, Macedo RA, Tinôco JM, Morais ML. Clinicopathological characteristics and perineural invasion in adenoid cystic carcinoma: a systematic review. Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2015;81(3):329-35. bjorl.2014.07.016. PMid:25962319.

3. Avery CM, Moody AB, McKinna FE, Taylor J, Henk JM, Langdon JD. Combined treatment of adenoid cystic carcinoma of the salivary glands. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2000;29(4):277-9. PMid:11030399.

4. Rocha LA. Estudo da expressão imunoistoquimica de KI-67, Mcm-2 e HOXB7 em neoplasias basaloides de cabeça e pescoço. [Dissertação]. Piracicaba (SP): Universidade Estadual de Campinas; 2010.

5. Min R, Siyi L, Wenjun Y, Ow A, Lizheng W, Minjun D, Chenping Z. Salivary gland adenoid cystic carcinoma with cervical lymph node metastasis: a preliminary study of 62 cases. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2012;41(8):952-7. http://dx.doi. org/10.1016/j.ijom.2012.04.023. PMid:22647764.

Submitted date:

Accepted date:

6347fa12a9539522ea18c352 archives Articles
Links & Downloads

Arch. Head Neck Surg.

Share this page
Page Sections