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Acinic cell carcinoma

Reviewer: Adriana Handra-Luca, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 4 February 2013, last major update October 2012
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● Rare tumor similar to salivary gland tumor
● Symptoms: dyspnea, upper airway obstruction

Case reports

● 27 year old woman with dyspnea (Gan No Rinsho 1984;30:1412)
● 54 year old woman with laryngotracheal junction tumor after thyroid radiation (Arch Pathol Lab Med 1981;105:266)
● 54 year old man with widely invasive tumor (Surg Today 2004;34:764)
● 56 year old woman with post-radiation tumor (Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1981;89:398)
● 64 year old man with predominantly mucous differentiated acinic cell adenocarcinoma of seromucous tracheal glands (Zentralbl Allg Pathol 1989;135:751)
● Case with upper airway obstruction treated with YAG laser and surgical resection (Chest 1996;110:1120)


● Wide resection, may recur

End of Trachea > Tumors > Acinic cell carcinoma

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