Slide 193.Adenoid cystic carcinoma, Lung

A. Brief Descriptions

  1. It is usually centered in the major bronchi and often involves trachea.

  2. Metastases to regional lymph nodes and lung parenchyma are frequent.

B. Gross Findings

  1. General small, poorly encapsulated, infiltrative, gray-pink lesions.

C. Micro Findings

  1. Composed of small cells having dark, compact nuclei and scant cytoplasm.

  2. They tend to be disposed in tubular, solid or cribriform patterns.

D. Others:


E. Reference

  1. Robbins Pathologic Basis of Disease, 6th ed. Ch.17. P.772~773.



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