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Disease Carcinoma, Acinar Cell

Name Carcinoma, Acinar Cell
Synonyms Acinar Carcinoma | Acinar Carcinomas | Acinar Cell Adenocarcinoma | Acinar Cell Adenocarcinomas | Acinar Cell Carcinoma | Acinar Cell Carcinomas | Acinic Cell Adenocarcinoma | Acinic Cell Adenocarcinomas | Acinic Cell Carcinoma | Acinic Cell Carcinomas | Acinic Cell Tumor | Acinic Cell Tumors | Adenocarcinoma, Acinar Cell | Adenocarcinoma, Acinic Cell | Adenocarcinomas, Acinar Cell | Adenocarcinomas, Acinic Cell | Carcinoma, Acinar | Carcinoma, Acinic Cell | Carcinomas, Acinar | Carcinomas, Acinar Cell | Carcinomas, Acinic Cell | Serous Acinar Adenoma | Tumor, Acinic Cell | Tumors, Acinic Cell
Definition A malignant tumor arising from secreting cells of a racemose gland, particularly the salivary glands. Racemose (Latin racemosus, full of clusters) refers, as does acinar (Latin acinus, grape), to small saclike dilatations in various glands. Acinar cell carcinomas are usually well differentiated and account for about 13% of the cancers arising in the parotid gland. Lymph node metastasis occurs in about 16% of cases. Local recurrences and distant metastases many years after treatment are common. This tumor appears in all age groups and is most common in women. (Stedman, 25th ed; Holland et al., Cancer Medicine, 3d ed, p1240; from DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 3d ed, p575)
Categories Cancer
MeSH® ID D018267
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DiseasesNeoplasms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms by Histologic Type Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Carcinoma Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Adenocarcinoma Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Carcinoma, Acinar Cell

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