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salivary adenoid cystic carcinoma

Monday 8 March 2004

Definition : An adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the salivary gland is a neoplasm characterized by slow but inevitable local progression and terminal hematogenous metastasis.

Images

- adenoid cystic carcinoma

- FNA of salivary glands

CGH (15860365)

- gains

  • 22q13 (33%)
  • 16p (26%)
  • 17q (15%)

- losses

  • 6q (22%)

See also

- adenoid cystic carcinoma

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