Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Base of the Tongue

  title={Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Base of the Tongue},
  author={Ali Namazie and Sassan Alavi and Thomas C. Calcaterra and Elliot Abemayor and Keith E. Blackwell},
  journal={Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology},
  pages={248 - 253}
A retrospective review of 14 patients with adenoid cystic carcinoma of the tongue treated between 1955 and 1997 was performed. Treatment consisted of surgery (n = 2), radiotherapy (n = 2), chemotherapy (n = 1), or combination therapy (n = 9). The 2-, 5-, and 10-year absolute survival rates were 92%, 79%, and 63%, respectively. Seventy-five percent of the patients who died of cancer succumbed to distant metastases. However, long-term survival was common despite a high incidence of local and… CONTINUE READING


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