Acinic Cell Carcinoma

By Dr. Vishaal Bhat on Tuesday 1 January 2008 with 0 comments



  • Relatively uncommon tumour; accounts for 2-3% of salivary gland tumours.

  • Most often involves the parotid; most common malignant tumour involving >one salivary gland

  • Most common in the 5th decade

  • Range in size from 2-4 cm; most are solid, though cystic change can occur.

  • These carcinomas are regarded as low-grade tumours—regional metastasis occurs in 5-10% of patients, but distant metastasis is rare. Five and 10-year survival rates have been reported as 82% and 68% respectively

Category: Oral Pathology Notes

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