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Adenoid cystic carcinoma of hard palate: A Case Report

Author(s): Aarthi Mahajan | Meena Kulkarni | Mithesh Parekh | Mehrunisha Khan | Arpan Shah | Mahesh Gabhane

Journal: Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology Journal
ISSN 0976-1225

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 127;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Adenoid cystic carcinoma | intra-oral | metastasis | prognosis.

Brief Background: This article describes a case of adenoid cystic carcinoma in the left posterolateral portion of the hardpalate, in a 41-year-old woman.Materials & Methods: Clinical examination aided by CT scan findings to assess the size and the extent of the lesion, andto check the evidence of antral involvement. Final diagnosis based on histopathological findings.Discussion : Discussion centered on adenoid cystic carcinoma, its synonyms, histomorphology, grading, biologicalbehavior, treatment & prognosis.Summary and Conclusion: Adenoid cystic carcinoma is a common salivary gland malignancy, frequently showingrecurrence, neural invasion and not uncommonly showing locoregional metastasis. The tumor is known for its varietiesof histomorphologies. Its histopathological variety helps its grading and predicts prognosis.
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