[Adenocarcinoma of minor salivary gland origin: a recently described lesion. A case report]

Ann Pathol. 2013 Dec;33(6):398-401. doi: 10.1016/j.annpat.2013.10.023. Epub 2013 Nov 26.
[Article in French]


Cribriform adenocarcinoma of salivary gland origin is a rare and recently described lesion. In spite of the high incidence of metastatic spread, the prognosis remains very good. We report a case of a 64-year-old man with cribriform adenocarcinoma of salivary gland origin of the ventral tongue without locoregional or distant metastasis. The patient is currently 43-month post treatment without any local or regional recurrence of the disease. This entity should be kept in mind regarding its good prognosis and its resemblances with papillary carcinoma of the thyroid and adenoid cystic carcinoma with which it should not be confused.

Keywords: Adénocarcinome cribriforme; Cribriform adenocarcinoma; Glandes salivaires accessoires; Langue; Minor salivary gland origin; Tongue.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adenocarcinoma / diagnosis
  • Adenocarcinoma / pathology*
  • Adenocarcinoma / surgery
  • Carcinoma, Adenoid Cystic / diagnosis
  • Carcinoma, Papillary / diagnosis
  • Carcinoma, Papillary / secondary
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Lymph Node Excision
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Salivary Gland Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Salivary Gland Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Salivary Gland Neoplasms / surgery
  • Salivary Glands, Minor / pathology*
  • Salivary Glands, Minor / surgery
  • Thyroid Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Tongue