B-ENT

Unusual presentation of adenoid cystic carcinoma of the maxillary antrum

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ENT Department

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Stomatology Department, Hôpital Erasme, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

B-ENT 2009; 5: 265-268
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Unusual presentation of adenoid cystic carcinoma of the maxillary antrum. Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is a rare tumour which affects mainly the major and accessory salivary glands. It is an aggressive neoplasm characterized by early neural invasion and a high incidence of local recurrence and distant metastases, which may develop years after the initial resection. Surgery followed by radiotherapy seems to be the best treatment. Based on a well-illustrated case of extensive maxillary ACC involving the palate, orbit floor, and pterygo-palatine fossa, we discuss the prognosis and the importance of an early diagnosis of ACC.

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