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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 302-304

Primary adenoid cystic carcinoma of lung: A case report and review of the literature


Department of Radiotherapy and Oncology, Histopathology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

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Rakesh Kapoor
Department of Radiotherapy, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.113399

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Primary adenoid cystic carcinoma of lung is an unusual thoracic neoplasm, which is considered as a slow-growing low-grade malignancy. The primary treatment for this tumor is surgery. The role of radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and targeted agents is less well defined. Here we report a case of inoperable adenoid cystic carcinoma of the lung in a 42-year-old male, presenting with an unusual aggressive behavior. The patient received radiotherapy and oral tyrosine kinase inhibitor imatinib with effective palliation.


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