Extradural Spinal Metastasis of Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma (ACC): A Case Report

Kumar, Vinod and Nair, Rajesh and Upadhyaya, Sunil and Nayal, Bhavna and Shetty, Arjun (2015) Extradural Spinal Metastasis of Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma (ACC): A Case Report. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 9 (1). pp. 9-10. ISSN XD09-XD10

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Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is a rare malignant tumour of the major salivary glands. It accounts for 10-15% of all salivary gland tumours and 1% of all head and neck tumours. Surgical resection followed by radiation is the choice of treatment for ACC. However, late loco-regional recurrence and metastasis is often seen emphasizing the importance of long-term follow-up. We report an unusual case of extradural metastasis of ACC in the dorsal spine. The primary submandibular gland tumour was resected 11 y back. A recurrence had been detected two years prior to the occurrence of spinal metastasis. Surgical decompression was done which was followed by palliative radiotherapy. Patient is symptomatically better, ambulant and on regular follow-up.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adenoid cystic carcinoma; Compressive syndrome; Extradural spinal metastasis; Perineural invasion.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Neuro Surgery
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pathology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Surgery
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2015 09:22
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 09:22
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/141733

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