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 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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Adenoid cystic carcinoma was reported in 0.9% cases, similar findings were seen in studies by Bhattacharjee et al.
AL101 is currently in Phase 2 for adenoid cystic carcinoma patients with tumor bearing Notch activating mutations (ACCURACY).
The major diagnostic categories amenable to grading include adenoid cystic carcinoma (Figure 4), mucoepidermoid carcinoma (Figure 5), and adenocarcinoma, not otherwise specified.
Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) isolated in the mastoid is very rare.
Hence, the pathological differential diagnosis can be broad, and includes salivary duct carcinoma, metastatic thyroid papillary carcinoma, mucoepidermoid carcinoma, papillary cystic variant of acinic cell carcinoma, adenoid cystic carcinoma, intraductal carcinoma, and polymorphous adenocarcinoma.
According to reports, Shehbaz's report indicates signs of Chromogranin A (CgA) and his adenoid cystic carcinoma node level was found to be at 688 the normal level of which is considered to be at 100.
As per sources, his report indicates signs of Chromogranin A (CgA) and his adenoid cystic carcinoma node level was found to be at 688.
According to the report, Shehbaz's report indicates signs of Chromogranin A (CgA) and his adenoid cystic carcinoma node level was found to be at 688 - the normal level of which is considered to be at 100.
The report showed signs of Chromogranin A (CgA) and his adenoid cystic carcinoma node level was found to be at 688.
The 'Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma' (ACC) is a tumor of exocrine glands originating primarily from the minor salivary glands of the upper respiratory gland, the major salivary glands, lacrimal gland, bronchus, breast, and intestinal and genital tracts.[2] Its key characteristic is that it grows slowly; however, peritumoral invasion and perineural infiltration occur in the process.
Focal microcystic spaces with basophilic material resembling adenoid cystic carcinoma were noted (figure 2, A).
Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is a malignant salivary gland tumor that was first described by Billroth in 1859 and gave the term cylindroma attributing to its cribriform appearance formed by the tumor cells with cylindrical pseudolumina or pseudospaces.