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Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the palate: case report and review of literature

Uday Shankar Yaga
Nishanth Gollamudi
Ashwini Kumar Mengji
Ashwini Kumar Mengji
Radhika Besta
Prashanth Panta
Bhanu Prakash
Edunuri Rajashekar


Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma (ACC) is a rare tumor constitutes for less than 1% of head and neck malignancies and 10% of all salivary gland tumors. Palate is the most common site to be involved in the oral cavity followed by parotid gland and submandibular gland. They are usually asymptomatic, slow growing, characteristically shows infiltrative growth and perineural invasion. This paper reports a case of Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma in a 35 year old female man reported with a swelling on the left side of palate involving the hard and soft palate since 8 months which was diagnosed histopathologically and review of literature of the peculiar clinical, and histopathological features.

Pan African Medical Journal 2016; 24

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