Prolonged Survival with Multiple Pulmonary Metastases from Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma after Conservative Management

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TH Yeung, CS Wong, YC Chu, W Tam, KF Ma, WT Yung

Hong Kong J Radiol 2009;12:68-71

This report is of a 38-year-old woman with adenoid cystic carcinoma and extensive lung metastases. The patient had prolonged survival of almost 2 decades after conservative treatment. The radiological features of metastatic adenoid cystic carcinoma have rarely been discussed. This report illustrates the finding of multiple lung lesions in an asymptomatic patient and discusses the differential diagnosis.