Clinicopathologic predictors and impact of distant metastasis from adenoid cystic carcinoma of the head and neck.


BACKGROUND Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is a unique tumor characterized by frequent and delayed distant metastasis (DM) with uncommon regional lymph node metastasis. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the factors affecting DM of ACC and survival after appearance of DM. DESIGN A retrospective analysis of 94 cases of ACC from 1979 through 2001. SETTING Academic… (More)


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