Extradural spinal metastasis of adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC): A case report

Vinod Kumar, Rajesh Nair, Sunil Upadhyaya, Bhavna Nayal, Arjun Shetty

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-10
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Biochemistry


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