11. Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma

  1. Mousa A. Al-Abbadi
  1. Husain A. Saleh

Published Online: 9 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470932087.ch11

Salivary Gland Cytology: A Color Atlas

Salivary Gland Cytology: A Color Atlas

How to Cite

Saleh, H. A. (2011) Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma, in Salivary Gland Cytology: A Color Atlas (ed M. A. Al-Abbadi), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470932087.ch11

Editor Information

  1. James H. Quillen VA Medical Center, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee 37684, USA

Author Information

  1. Sinai – Grace Hospital, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 48235, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 21 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470500927

Online ISBN: 9780470932087



  • adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC), rare, slow-growing - relentless malignant neoplasm comprising 3–5% of all salivary gland tumors;
  • hyaline globules - the most characteristic features of ACC;
  • liquid-based monolayer cytologic preparation method - in nongynecologic cytology samples, and FNAB of salivary glands


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Clinical Features

  • Cytologic Features and Histologic Correlation

  • Cytologic Differential Diagnosis

  • Prognosis and Treatment

  • Recommended Readings