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What is Adenoid cystic carcinoma?

What is Adenoid cystic carcinoma?

  • Adenoid cystic carcinoma: Salivary gland type malignant neoplasm arising from bronchial seromucinous glands. Composed of epithelial and myoepithelial cells in cribriform, tubular and solid growth patterns.

Adenoid cystic carcinoma is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Adenoid cystic carcinoma, or a subtype of Adenoid cystic carcinoma, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Adenoid cystic carcinoma: Introduction

Types of Adenoid cystic carcinoma:

Broader types of Adenoid cystic carcinoma:

How serious is Adenoid cystic carcinoma?

Prognosis of Adenoid cystic carcinoma: Disease stage at the time of diagnosis may play an important role in predicting the clinical outcome of patients with these tumors. Despite their generally slow and indolent growth in other locations, ACC arising in the lung may in certain cases be more aggressive.
Complications of Adenoid cystic carcinoma: see complications of Adenoid cystic carcinoma

What causes Adenoid cystic carcinoma?

Causes of Adenoid cystic carcinoma: see causes of Adenoid cystic carcinoma

What are the symptoms of Adenoid cystic carcinoma?

Symptoms of Adenoid cystic carcinoma: see symptoms of Adenoid cystic carcinoma

Complications of Adenoid cystic carcinoma: see complications of Adenoid cystic carcinoma

Onset of Adenoid cystic carcinoma: The patients' ages range from 29 to 79 years.

Can anyone else get Adenoid cystic carcinoma?

More information: see contagiousness of Adenoid cystic carcinoma
Inheritance: see inheritance of Adenoid cystic carcinoma

Adenoid cystic carcinoma: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Adenoid cystic carcinoma.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Adenoid cystic carcinoma.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Adenoid cystic carcinoma: Oncologist, Oncologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Adenoid cystic carcinoma.
Treatments for Adenoid cystic carcinoma: see treatments for Adenoid cystic carcinoma
Research for Adenoid cystic carcinoma: see research for Adenoid cystic carcinoma

Name and Aliases of Adenoid cystic carcinoma

Main name of condition: Adenoid cystic carcinoma

Other names or spellings for Adenoid cystic carcinoma:

ACC, Adenocystic carcinoma, Cribriform carcinoma, Cylindroma

ACC (Adenocystic carcinom), Adenocystic carcinoma, Cribriform carcinoma, Cylindroma
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Adenoid cystic carcinoma: Related Conditions

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