Annals of Thoracic Medicine
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 82--84

Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the submandibular gland with rare metastasis to the sternum in a 52-year-old male


Abdullah Alshammari1, Omar Jamal Eldeib2, Ahmed Jamal Eldeib2, Waleed Saleh4 
1 College of Medicine, Alfaisal University; Department of Surgery, Section of Thoracic Surgery, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 College of Medicine, Alfaisal University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Abdullah Alshammari
College of Medicine, Alfaisal University, P.O. Box: 50927, Riyadh 11533
Saudi Arabia

Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is a rare tumor, described as being one of the most biologically destructive tumors of the head and neck. It is the most common malignancy that affects the minor salivary glands. Lung and bones are the most common regions of ACC distant metastasis. To the best of our knowledge, herein, we report the first ever case of latent isolated sternal metastasis from ACC in a 52-year-old gentleman, who was diagnosed to have ACC of the submandibular gland, excised 10 years ago.


How to cite this article:
Alshammari A, Eldeib OJ, Eldeib AJ, Saleh W. Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the submandibular gland with rare metastasis to the sternum in a 52-year-old male.Ann Thorac Med 2016;11:82-84


How to cite this URL:
Alshammari A, Eldeib OJ, Eldeib AJ, Saleh W. Adenoid cystic carcinoma of the submandibular gland with rare metastasis to the sternum in a 52-year-old male. Ann Thorac Med [serial online] 2016 [cited 2022 Sep 26 ];11:82-84
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