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J Korean Assoc Maxillofac Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Jan;34(1):76-80. Korean. Case Report.
Ha YY , Kim SG , Kim MK .
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, College of Dentistry, Gangneung-Wonju National University, Korea. omfsmk@gwnu.ac.kr
Abstract

Adenoid cystic carcinoma is a distinctive neoplasm of the salivary gland and is the most common malignant tumor of submandibular gland. Although adenoid cystic carcinoma grows slowly, it shows aggressive tendencies with the ability to invade peripheral nerves. This ability enables an adenoid cystic carcinoma to extend along the nerves and spread long distances, resulting in high incidence of distant metastasis and recurrence. Therefore, radical resection is the treatment of choice for this carcinoma. We performed partial mandibulectomy, neck dissection and immediate reconstruction using a radial forearm free flap on a 54 year-old man with adenoid cystic carcinoma on the right submandibular gland. And as an adjunctive therapy, chemotherapy with cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil was used. We report our case along with a literature review.

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