Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Detected in the Palate: A Case Report

Yildirim O., Ozturk M., GÜLTEKİN S. E.

GAZI MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.32, no.1, pp.104-107, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.12996/gmj.2021.19
  • Title of Journal : GAZI MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.104-107


Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is a slow-growing but highly recurrent malignant epithelial tumor with approximately 1% of head and neck malignant tumors, 10% of all salivary gland tumors and 30% of minor salivary gland tumors. It is detected at minor salivary glands and mouth are more common in the palate. The 5 year survival rate is between 66% and 92% and the 10-20 year survival rate is between 40% and 70%. There are studies that report that it metastasizes 10 years after the formation of the primary lesion. In this article, the patient with a 17 year history of ACC diagnosis diagnosis showing local invasion in a very wide region in the palate was presented as a case report and current information about the subject was discussed.