Contemporary diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities in patients with adenoid cystic carcinoma of the head and neck

Beata Jagielska, Elżbieta Sarnowska, Tomasz Sarnowski, Katarzyna Śmiałek-Kania, Janusz Siedlecki, Andrzej Kawecki
2020 Oncology in Clinical Practice  
Adenoic cystic carcinoma (SACC, ACC) in the head and neck area, occurring in small and large salivary glands are relatively rare tumors, usually undergoing slow progression. ACC is characterized by a different clinical course compared to other cancers, with a long latency period, a tendency to form late, initially asymptomatic metastases and a small percentage of responses to systemic treatment. This article presents current recommendations for diagnostic procedures and treatment possibilities.
doi:10.5603/ocp.2020.0005 fatcat:tqpvoe2vdncv5i6edee3lzcnra