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Adenoid cystic carcinoma of sinonasal origin masquerading as an intraconal lesion
  1. Suhasini Pattabiraman,
  2. Rajasbala Dhande,
  3. Gaurav Vedprakash Mishra and
  4. Amruta Varma
  1. Radiodiagnosis, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences - Wardha Campus, Wardha, Maharashtra, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Gaurav Vedprakash Mishra; gaurav.mishra{at}


Adenoid cystic carcinoma is an uncommon tumour of the salivary glands, although affliction of mucin-producing glands present in the oral cavity, oropharynx and paranasal sinuses is not uncommon. Other possible sites are lacrimal, oesophagus, trachea-bronchial tree, lungs, uterus, cervix, prostate. These tumours have a tendency to be aggressive and most show invasion into the adjacent region. Adenoid cystic carcinoma contributes to about 0.3% of all sinonasal tumours.

  • Head and neck cancer
  • Radiology
  • Ear, nose and throat/otolaryngology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Head and neck surgery

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  • Contributors SP worked on the assimilation of data, planning, and designing the case report. AV helped in the planning as well as in the editing of the article. RD provided valuable insights and GVM, the corresponding author planned and guided the execution and submission process.

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