Journal of Case Reports in Medical Science
 

Journal of Case Reports in Medical Science, ISSN No. : .., Vol.: 2, Issue.: 4

Case Report

TUBULAR VARIANT OF PRIMARY INTRA-OSSEOUS ADENOID CYSTIC CARCINOMA OF MAXILLA

 

LIPSA BHUYAN1*, TAPAN KUMAR SAHOO2, SWAGATIKA SAMAL3 AND IPSITA DHAL4

1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences, KIIT, Patia, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

2Department of Radiation Oncology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

3Department of Pathology, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

4Department of Pathology, Lady Hardinge Medical College and Associated Hospitals, Connaught Place, New Delhi, India.

Abstracts

Adenoid cystic carcinoma is an uncommon malignant neoplasm of minor or major salivary glands. It constitutes of 1% of all head and neck neoplasm and 10% of salivary gland neoplasm. Distant metastasis and perineural invasion are the characteristic feature of this tumor. Since it is a salivary gland tumor, it usually presents itself intraorally. It may sometimes arise from the respiratory lining rather than the epithelial lining of salivary glands. Such cases can pose to be diagnostically challenging. We herein present a case of adenoid cystic carcinoma with mystifying symptoms creating a diagnostic dilemma, its management and brief review of literature.

Keywords :

Adenoid cystic carcinoma; intra-osseous; paranasal sinus; tubular pattern; radiotherapy.