An unusual presentation of adenoid cystic carcinoma of the minor salivary glands with cranial nerve palsy: a case study

@article{AbdulHussein2006AnUP,
  title={An unusual presentation of adenoid cystic carcinoma of the minor salivary glands with cranial nerve palsy: a case study},
  author={Amal Abdul-Hussein and Pierre A Morris and Tsveti P Markova},
  journal={BMC Cancer},
  year={2006},
  volume={7},
  pages={157 - 157}
}
Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma (ACC) is a rare tumor entity and comprises about 1% of all malignant tumor of the oral and maxillofacial region. It is slow growing but a highly invasive cancer with a high recurrence rate. Intracranial ACC is even more infrequent and could be primary or secondary occurring either by direct invasion, hematogenous spread, or perineural spread. We report the first case of the 5th and 6th nerve palsy due to cavernous sinus invasion by adenoid cystic carcinoma. A 49-year… CONTINUE READING

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