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Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
Sonia L. Betancourt-Cuellar, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            • Diagnostic Checklist

              TERMINOLOGY

              • Abbreviations

                • Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC)
              • Synonyms

                • Cylindroma; term no longer in use
              • Definitions

                • Uncommon malignant central airway neoplasm that arises from submucosal (tracheobronchial) glands
                • 2nd most common malignant tracheal neoplasm

              IMAGING

              • General Features

                • Radiographic Findings

                  • CT Findings

                    • Imaging Recommendations

                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                        PATHOLOGY

                        • General Features

                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                          • Presentation

                            • Natural History & Prognosis

                              • Treatment

                                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                • Consider

                                  • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                    Selected References

                                    1. Bedayat A et al: Tracheobronchial tumors: radiologic-pathologic correlation of tumors and mimics. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 49(4):275-84, 2020
                                    2. Han X et al: Radiological and clinical features and outcomes of patients with primary pulmonary salivary gland-type tumors. Can Respir J. 2019:1475024, 2019
                                    3. Ning Y et al: Tracheo-bronchial adenoid cystic carcinoma: a retrospective study. Asia Pac J Clin Oncol. 15(4):244-9, 2019
                                    4. Li X et al: CT features and differential diagnosis of primary pulmonary mucoepidermoid carcinoma and pulmonary adenoid cystic carcinoma. J Thorac Dis. 10(12):6501-8, 2018
                                    5. Elnayal A et al: Primary salivary gland-type lung cancer: imaging and clinical predictors of outcome. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 201(1):W57-63, 2013
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                                    KEY FACTS

                                    • Terminology

                                      • Imaging

                                        • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                          • Pathology

                                            • Clinical Issues

                                              • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                TERMINOLOGY

                                                • Abbreviations

                                                  • Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC)
                                                • Synonyms

                                                  • Cylindroma; term no longer in use
                                                • Definitions

                                                  • Uncommon malignant central airway neoplasm that arises from submucosal (tracheobronchial) glands
                                                  • 2nd most common malignant tracheal neoplasm

                                                IMAGING

                                                • General Features

                                                  • Radiographic Findings

                                                    • CT Findings

                                                      • Imaging Recommendations

                                                        DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                          PATHOLOGY

                                                          • General Features

                                                            CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                            • Presentation

                                                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                • Treatment

                                                                  DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                  • Consider

                                                                    • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                      Selected References

                                                                      1. Bedayat A et al: Tracheobronchial tumors: radiologic-pathologic correlation of tumors and mimics. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 49(4):275-84, 2020
                                                                      2. Han X et al: Radiological and clinical features and outcomes of patients with primary pulmonary salivary gland-type tumors. Can Respir J. 2019:1475024, 2019
                                                                      3. Ning Y et al: Tracheo-bronchial adenoid cystic carcinoma: a retrospective study. Asia Pac J Clin Oncol. 15(4):244-9, 2019
                                                                      4. Li X et al: CT features and differential diagnosis of primary pulmonary mucoepidermoid carcinoma and pulmonary adenoid cystic carcinoma. J Thorac Dis. 10(12):6501-8, 2018
                                                                      5. Elnayal A et al: Primary salivary gland-type lung cancer: imaging and clinical predictors of outcome. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 201(1):W57-63, 2013