Title:
Unusual presentation of adenoid cystic carcinoma of the maxillary antrum
Authors:
C. Delbouck*, N. Roper*, C. Aubert**, C. Souchay*, G. Choufani* and S. Hassid*
Institutions:
*ENT Department and **Stomatology Department, Hôpital Erasme, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Keywords:
Adenoid cystic carcinoma; maxillary sinus; metastatic tumour; paranasal sinus disease
Pages:
265 - 268
Abstract:
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 charac- terized 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.
Issue:
Vol. 5, 2009, 4th trimester


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Unusual presentation of adenoid cystic carcinoma of the maxillary antrum