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July 1980

Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Nose, Paranasal Sinuses, and Palate

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Communicative Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston (Dr Miller), and the Division of Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery, UCLA Center for Health Sciences, Los Angeles (Dr Calcaterra).

Arch Otolaryngol. 1980;106(7):424-426. doi:10.1001/archotol.1980.00790310048012

• A retrospective study was performed on 18 cases of adenoid cystic carcinoma involving the nose, paranasal sinuses, or palate. The most common symptoms seen initially were referable to a mass or epistaxis. Surgery was the only form of therapy associated with long survival, although the addition of postoperative radiation therapy appears to prolong survival. All recurrences were first noted in the primary area. Factors that correlated best with survival were clear surgical margins and absence of cranial nerve involvement.

(Arch Otolaryngol 106:424-426, 1980)