Prognosis and risk factors for early-stage adenoid cystic carcinoma of the major salivary glands.

@article{Bhayani2012PrognosisAR,
  title={Prognosis and risk factors for early-stage adenoid cystic carcinoma of the major salivary glands.},
  author={Mihir K Bhayani and Murat Yener and Adel K. El-Naggar and Adam S Garden and Ehab Y Hanna and Randal S. Weber and Michael Elliot Kupferman},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2012},
  volume={118 11},
  pages={
          2872-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is characterized by slow growth, frequent local recurrences, and distant metastasis (DM). However, these findings frequently are reported in patients with advanced-stage tumors, but the outcomes of early-stage tumors are poorly defined. We sought to evaluate the risk factors for the development of DM in early-stage ACC. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the charts of 60 patients who were diagnosed with clinical early-stage (T1-2/N0) ACC to determine… CONTINUE READING
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