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Two Uncommon Sites of Metastasis: Breast and Hypophysis Metastases of Head and Neck Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Detected by FDG PET/CT

10.4274/mirt.06025

  • Evrim Sürer Budak
  • Senay Yildirim
  • Sevim Yildiz
  • Ali Ozan Öner
  • Seyda Gündüz

Mol Imaging Radionucl Ther 2017; 26 (3): 120-123 (Accepted Date: 10.07.2017) (Received Date: 23.03.2017)

Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is a rare epithelial malignancy arising from secretory glands, particularly the salivary glands. It tends to invade nerves and has a high potential for distant hematogenous metastasis, especially to the lungs, bone, liver and brain. The breast and hypophysis are not common sites of ACC metastatic disease. Herein, we report a case of ACC of the head and neck region with two unusual sites of metastases, the hypophysis and breast.

Keywords: PET/CT, adenoid cystic carcinoma, breast, hypophysis, metastasis

Ethics Informed Consent: Consent form was filled out by all participants. Peer-review: Internally peer-reviewed. Authorship Contributions Surgical and Medical Practices: E.S.B., S.Y., S.Y., S.G., Concept: E.S.B., Design: E.S.B., Data Collection or Processing: E.S.B., S.Y., S.Y., S.G., Analysis or Interpretation: E.S.B., A.O.Ö., Literature Search: E.S.B., A.O.Ö., Writing: E.S.B. Conflict of Interest: No conflict of interest was declared by the authors. Financial Disclosure: The authors declared that this study received no financial support.


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