Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Base of the Tongue Metastasizing to the Scalp
- Author(s): Saco, Michael
- Howe, Nicole
- Jukic, Drazen M
- Muro-Cacho, Carlos
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5070/D3203021728
Adenoid cystic carcinoma is a rare neoplasm that originates from secretory glands, most commonly from the salivary glands. We present a 76 year-old white man with a history of adenoid cystic carcinoma from the base of the tongue diagnosed 15 years prior to the development of the metastatic lesion on his mid-posterior scalp. The present case represents the second reported instance of an extracutaneous adenoid cystic carcinoma metastasizing to the scalp. Differentiating between a primary cutaneous adenoid cystic carcinoma and an extracutaneous adenoid cystic carcinoma metastasizing to cutaneous structures is crucial in determining prognosis and management.