logo logo
Search: Organ site Search: Tumor / Syndrome
or
WHO Classification of Tumours
Adenoid cystic carcinoma
Esophagus


Definition

This esophageal neoplasm is infrequent and believed to arise, like the mucoepidermoid variant, from oesophageal glands
Click to access Pubmed
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
Click for details
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



.