Acinic cell carcinoma with follicular pattern of the soft palate

Bircan S. , Kayaselcuk F., Yavuz H., Tuncer H.

PATHOLOGY RESEARCH AND PRACTICE, cilt.200, ss.575-579, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 200
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.prp.2004.04.011
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.575-579


Acinic cell carcinoma (ACC) is an uncommon low-grade malignancy of the salivary glands. Most cases occur in the major salivary gland, but a few cases affecting the minor salivary gland have also been described. Although various growth patterns have been reported in the literature, a few cases have been diagnosed as ACC with follicular pattern. We present a rare case of ACC with follicular pattern of the soft palate in a 60-year-old man. The occurrence of ACC in this area is extremely rare, and its striking thyroid-like appearance may cause confusion in the differential diagnosis. (C) 2004 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.