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Case Report

Adenoid Cysic Carcinoma of the Palate: A Case Report with Review of Literature

Payal Tripathi*, Prashant Nahar, Padmavathi BN and Junaid Ahmed

Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Pacific Dental College and Hospital, Udaipur, India

*Corresponding Author:
Dr. Payal Tripathi
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology
Pacifi c Dental College and Hospital
Udaipur, India
Tel: 09351748229
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: September 01, 2010; Accepted Date: September 20, 2010; Published Date: September 20, 2010

Citation: Tripathi P, Nahar P, Padmavathi BN, Ahmed J (2010) Adenoid Cysic Carcinoma of the Palate: A Case Report with Review of Literature. J Cancer Sci Ther 2:160-162. doi: 10.4172/1948-5956.1000043

Copyright: © 2010 Tripathi P, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) accounts for approximately 10% of all salivary gland tumors. It is the most common malignant tumor of submandibular and minor salivary glands. The most common location is the palate, generally in the area of the greater foramen. ACC is generally characterized by a slow growth rate, & it is often present for several years before the patient seeks treatment (Jindal and Joshi, 2007). A 28 year old man reported with a swelling on the left side of palate since one and a half years which was diagnosed histopathologically as ACC. A detailed description of the case along with review of literature is presented here with an aim to focus on the importance of detailed or advanced investigations as in the present case.


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