Biphasic salivary gland neoplasm

What is a biphasic salivary gland neoplasm? A biphasic salivary gland neoplasm is a tumour that arises in one of the salivary glands. It is called biphasic because it is made up of two distinct populations of cells: luminal cells (ductal cells) and abluminal cells (basal cells or myoepithelial cells). The luminal cells are typically …
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Salivary duct carcinoma

What is salivary duct carcinoma? Salivary duct carcinoma is a type of salivary gland cancer. Salivary duct carcinoma is an aggressive cancer that often spreads into the tissue surrounding the salivary gland and to other organs such as lymph nodes and the lungs. Where in the body is salivary duct carcinoma normally found? The most …
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Adenoid cystic carcinoma

What is adenoid cystic carcinoma? Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is a slow-growing but locally aggressive type of cancer most commonly found in the head and neck. Other possible locations include the skin, lungs, breasts, and prostate gland. How does adenoid cystic carcinoma spread? ACC grows slowly but spreads widely into surrounding tissues. However, unlike other …
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Pleomorphic adenoma

What is a pleomorphic adenoma? Pleomorphic adenoma (PA) is a non-cancerous salivary gland tumour and the most common type of salivary gland tumour in adults. Pleomorphic adenomas are slow-growing tumours although they can reach a large size without treatment. Another name for this type of tumour is benign mixed tumour. Where in the body are …
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