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WHO Classification of Tumours
Adenoid cystic carcinoma


This esophageal neoplasm is infrequent and believed to arise, like the mucoepidermoid variant, from oesophageal glands
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Karaoglanoglu N, Eroglu A, Turkyilmaz A, Gursan N (2005)
Oesophageal adenoid cystic carcinoma and its management options.
Int J Clin Pract 59: 1101-3

. Both lesions tend to be of salivary gland type with a generally favourable prognosis
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Bosman FT, Carneiro F, Hruban RH, Theise ND (Eds.)
WHO Classification of Tumours of the Digestive System.
4th Edition
International Agency for Research on Cancer: Lyon 2010