Following the parotid and sublingual
glands, the submandibular gland is the most commonly
affected site (Spiro et al., 1974). These tumors are
frequently devoid of symptoms, exhibit slow growth, and
are known for their characteristic infiltrative growth
pattern and perineural invasion..Case Detail;
This research presents a case of Adenoid Cystic
Carcinoma in a 45-year-old female who presented with a
left submandibular swelling persisting for 12 years. The
diagnosis was confirmed through histopathological
examination, and the study also includes a review of the
distinctive clinical and histopathological characteristics
found in the literature.Conclusion
Salivary gland tumors can manifest in any location
where salivary tissue is present. Adenoid cystic
carcinoma is a rare type of salivary gland tumor known
for its varied histomorphological characteristics.
Achieving an early diagnosis and developing a treatment
strategy requires thorough patient history assessment,
clinical examination, and the incorporation of
radiographic and histopathological findings(Spiro, 1986;
Spiro et al., 1974).
Keywords : Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma, Salivary Gland Cancer, Radiation Therapy, Local Recurrence.