Salivary duct carcinoma of the minor salivary glands: A rare case report 361-363
Dr Rajini Kanth M, Associate Professor,
G Pulla Reddy Dental College & Hospital, Kurnool,
Andhra pradesh, India
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Salivary duct carcinoma (SDC) is a rare invasive malignancy arising in the ductal epithelium of the salivary glands. These are an uncommon but distinct group of highly malignant salivary gland tumours. These are usually seen in the major salivary glands, especially in the parotid gland. This malignancy was established as a distinct clinicopathological entity and was delineated from ‘’adenocarcinoma (NOS)” in 1991 by the World Health Organization. Salivary duct carcinomas affecting the minor salivary glands have been reported in only 4% of the SDC cases and constitute 2% of all the salivary gland malignant neoplasms. Its biological behaviour is highly aggressive; the metastatic and the tumour-related death rates were 75% and 73%, respectively. In this article, wereport a case of a salivary gland carcinoma which was present in the palate of a 55-yearold male patient.