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Adenoid cystic carcinoma of sublingual salivary gland obstructing the submandibular salivary gland duct.

Venkata Suneel KumarVenkata Sarath PrathiRakesh Kumar ManneSwapna BeerakaKannan Natarajan
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Narayana Dental College and Hospital, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India
Date of Submission: 23-Jul-2013, Date of Acceptance: 05-Sep-2013, Date of Web Publication: 29-Oct-2013.
Corresponding Author:

Venkata Suneel Kumar

Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Narayana Dental College and Hospital, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India.
E-mail: suneelkv55@gmail.com

Corresponding Author:

Venkata Suneel Kumar

Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Narayana Dental College and Hospital, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India.
E-mail: suneelkv55@gmail.com

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.120793 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


Sublingual salivary gland malignancies are extremely rare and account for only 0.3-1% of all epithelial salivary gland tumors. Here, we report a case of adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the sublingual salivary gland that presented as a swelling in the right anterior floor of the mouth obstructing the submandibular duct. Sublingual salivary gland ACC obstructing the submandibular duct is rare and only three cases have been reported in the literature until date. We discuss the different patterns of ACC seen during the pathologic investigations and its radiologic features.
Keywords: Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma, Sublingual Salivary Gland, Submandibular Salivary Duct

Cited in 4 Documents

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