Adenoid cystic carcinoma
Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) are a rare histological subtype of adenocarcinoma.
ACCs are generally considered low grade 4. The tumors have notable tendency for perineural spread.
They have wide distribution and mainly occur in relation to the airways, lacrimal glands and breast. Reported locations include:
- head and neck
- adenoid cystic carcinoma of breast 2
- tracheo-bronchial tree / respiratory tract
adenoid cystic carcinoma of tracheo bronchial tree
- second most common malignant primary tracheal neoplasm (after squamous cell carcinoma) 4
- also previously called a cylindroma in this location 4
- adenoid cystic carcinoma of the lungs
- adenoid cystic carcinoma of tracheo bronchial tree
- adenoid cystic carcinoma of Bartholin glands