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J Korean Assoc Maxillofac Plast Reconstr Surg. 1997 Feb;19(1):79-86. Korean. Original Article.
Kim YK , Park HK .
Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Korea Cancer Hospital, Korea.

Adenoid cystic carcinoma is characterized by sloe growth, multiple recurrence, a long clinical course and late metastasis. It is less than 1% of all head and neck malignancy, but most prevalent malignancy in salivary gland origin. During 14 years(from 1982 to 1995), 24 patients were diagnosed as adenoid cystic carcinoma in oral and maxillfacial area, in department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Korea Cancer Center Hospital, We studied clinically about their age and ser distribution, primary site distribution, TNM staging, treatment modalities, overall survival rates, survival rates according to stages. The age range were from 15 years to 79 years, average age weas 51 years. 15 were men and 9 Were women. Maxilla and palate were the most prevalent primary site. The most cases were in stage III(37% ) and stage IV(46% ). The 3 year and 5 year overall survival rate were 65.0% and 58.5%. The 5 year survival rate of the stage III cases was 66.7%, and that of the stage IV cases was 38.4%.

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