Published: 2015-06-28

Adenoid cystic carcinoma of lung: a very unusual presentation

Saroj Kumari, Rajendra Saugat, Akhil Kapoor, Murali Paramanandhan, Gunjan Soni, Parmender Sirohi


Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma (ACC) is a rare malignancy of the lung arising from the main bronchial division, sub mucosal glands of large airways. Initially it was suspected as a non-resolving pneumonia, which did not respond to empirical antibiotics. Contrast Enhanced Computer Tomography (CECT) of thorax was suggestive of malignancy, bronchoscopic biopsy was suggestive of adenoid cystic carcinoma. The mainstay of treatment is surgical resection (lobectomy, pneumonectomy). As the tumor is radiosensitive, radiotherapy can be used following surgery in the treatment.


Adenoid cystic carcinoma, Lung, Surgery, Radiotherapy

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