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Case Report
A Rare Case of Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Isolated in the Mastoid
Jie Zhang 1 ,  
Yi Jin 3 ,  
He Li 1 ,  
1 Department of Otolaryngology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China  
2 Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China  
3 Department of Pathology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou, China  
J Int Adv Otol 2019; 15: 177-180
DOI: 10.5152/iao.2019.6036
Key Words: Adenoid cystic carcinoma, mastoid
Abstract

Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) isolated in the mastoid is very rare. Its diagnosis, especially in the early stage, is often challenging as during that stage, the signs and symptoms may be nonspecific. Our paper describes a case of a patient with an isolated mass in the left mastoid with persistent peripheral facial paralysis, and this was initially diagnosed as facial neuritis and granulation. However, histological examination later revealed an ACC exhibiting tubular and cribriform patterns. Our paper discusses the diagnostic basis, treatment, and outcomes for this case to improve the understanding of ACC isolated in the mastoid.

 

Cite this article as: Zhang J, Tingting H, Jin Y, Xianmin W, Li H, Xiaoyun C. A Rare Case of Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Isolated in the Mastoid. J Int Adv Otol 2019; 15(1): 177-80.

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