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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 49  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 597-9

Metastatic adenoid cystic carcinoma of lung : a case report.

Department of Pathology, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla

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S Mohindroo
Department of Pathology, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla

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A 48 year old male patient, operated five years back for sub mandibular swelling proved on histopathologic examination to be adenoid cystic carcinoma presented in the ENT department, I. G. medical hospital with pain on both sides of the chest. CT scan of the chest showed multiple lesions of variable sizes. CT guided FNAC as well as biopsy of the lung lesion was performed. Cytodiagnosis and histopathological examinations revealed features of cribiform type of adenoid cystic carcinoma. This case is reported here for its metastasis to the lungs and prolonged survival even with multiple metastasis.

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