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Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the salivary glands: Clinicopathological survey of 51 patients

  • V. N. Koka (a1), R. M. Tiwari (a2), I. van der Waal (a3), G. B. Snow (a2), J. Nauta (a4), A. B. M. F. Karim (a5) and A. H. Tierie (a5)...

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A clinicopathological study of 51 cases of adenoid cystic carcinoma in the head and neck region seen over a period of 20 years is presented. The correlation between various histological features and their impact on the results is attempted. Longterm results with respect to loco-regional recurrences, distant metastases and survival with various modalities of therapy are presented. Although this is a small series, radical surgery in keeping with the aim of avoiding undue mutilation, thus preserving the quality of life, followed by a full course of radiotherapy has been the mainstay of treatment and the results here presented justify this approach.

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R. M. Tiwari, M.S., F.R.C.S., PhD, Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Free University Hospital, de Boelelaan 1117, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the salivary glands: Clinicopathological survey of 51 patients

  • V. N. Koka (a1), R. M. Tiwari (a2), I. van der Waal (a3), G. B. Snow (a2), J. Nauta (a4), A. B. M. F. Karim (a5) and A. H. Tierie (a5)...

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