Oesophageal adenoid cystic carcinoma and its management options


*Nurettin Karaoglanoglu, Department of Thoracic Surgery, Medical Faculty, Ataturk University, 25000 Erzurum, Turkey
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Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) commonly originates in the major salivary glands and respiratory tract, but extremely rarely in the oesophagus. We report the surgical and pathologic findings of a primary ACC of the oesophagus in a 59-year-old woman, and review the management options of this tumour.