cystic carcinoma

cys·tic car·ci·no·ma

a carcinoma in which true epithelium-lined cysts are formed, or degenerative changes may result in cystlike spaces.

cystic carcinoma

a malignant neoplasm containing closed cavities or saclike spaces. These tumors may occur in the breast and ovary.

cystic carcinoma

A nonspecific, descriptive term for:
(1) A carcinoma with “cystic” degeneration (i.e., the spaces are not true cysts); 
(2) A carcinoma that produces true cysts lined by epithelium.

cys·tic car·ci·no·ma

(sistik kahrsi-nōmă)
One in which true epithelium-lined cysts are formed, or degenerative changes may result in cystlike spaces.

Patient discussion about cystic carcinoma

Q. what is the most accurate pathological test to identify the primary source of a cystic mass in the neck? the mass was removed. Pathologist was unable to identify the source and diagnosed the mass as a branchilogic carcinmoa (which is extremely rare, if exists at all). Therefore, I am looking for the most updated test and examinations that can be applied to blocks of the mass and determine their origin (primary source)

A. Pathologic examinaions under a microscope are the most accurate ones there are, and sometimes even they don't help to identify the cell types. I do not have any other ideas on other tests you can do, and I believe you should follow the treatment your doctors will advise you based on this diagnosis they have made.

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Background and Objective: To evaluate usefulness of immunohistochemical marker C-kit (CD117) in differentiating Adenoid cystic carcinoma (AdCC) from Polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma (PLGA) in patients of salivary gland carcinomas.
Pathological diagnosis was obtained: schwannomas (8 cases), salivary pleomorphic adenomas (5 cases), angiomas (5 cases), branchial cysts (3 cases), Castleman disease (2 cases), and 1 case for each of the followings: lymphoepithelial cysts, thyroid cancer lymphatic metastasis, phosphate urinary mesenchymal tissue tumor, basal cell adenoma, myoepithelial carcinoma, fibroma, adenoid cystic carcinoma, and lipoma.
It comes after the pub chef from Cwm near Dyserth went to the dentist thinking she had an abscess, but it turned out to be Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma, which affects the salivary glands of the head and neck.
6%) followed by salivary adenocarcinomas such as mucoepidermoid and adenoid cystic carcinoma (23.
Ceri Jones, 21, had to have her left eye removed and face rebuilt after what started as a lump in the roof of her mouth was diagnosed as adenoid cystic carcinoma, which affects the salivary glands of the head and neck.
Out of these 40 cases, which underwent surgical excision followed by histologic evaluation, 16 cases were of pleomorphic adenoma, 6 cases of chronic sialadenitis, 2 cases of Warthin's tumour, 3 cases of parotitis, 4 cases of mucoepidermoid carcinoma, 4 cases of acinic cell carcinoma, 5 cases of adenoid cystic carcinoma were reported.
Type of malignant tumor were; mucoepidermoid carcinoma, adenoid cystic carcinoma, acinic cell carcinoma, malignant mixed tumor and large duct adenocarcinoma.
A 65-year-old female presented to the breast care facility with a two-month history of a painful, palpable mass on the lateral aspect of her right breast, and a history of T3N0, stage III, adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the submandibular salivary gland with metastasis to the right lung.
There was one case (9%), each of mucoepidermoid carcinoma, adenoid cystic carcinoma and benign cyst (Table 2).
Marcus Bennison, 65, was left unable to speak or eat after being diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma in October.
Marcus Bennison, 65, was diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma in October last year after his dentist spotted a cyst on his tongue.
Adenoid cystic carcinoma and mucoepidermoid carcinoma were classified based on the WHO Histologic Typing of Salivary Gland Tumors.