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Korean Journal of Head & Neck Oncology 2018;34(2):35-38.
Published online November 30, 2018.
A Case Report of Mucinous Adenocarcinoma of the Oral Tongue
Ju Yong Kang;Ik Joon Choi;Byeong Cheol Lee
구강설에 발생한 점액선암종 1예
강주용;최익준;이병철
Abstract
Mucinous adenocarcinoma (MAC) is a rare malignant neoplasm that occasionally occurs in the large intestine (colon), followed by the pancreas, ovary, lung, prostate, and breast. It is characterized by large amounts of extracellular epithelial mucin that contains tumor cell nests. We herein present a unique case of MAC originating from minor salivary gland, the second to be reported in literature in South Korea. We report a case of MAC in the tongue considered to be developed from minor salivary gland with a review of literature.
Key Words: Tongue, Salivary gland tumor, Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous, Head and neck cancer


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