Ear Nose Throat J. 2010 Nov;89(11):530-2.
FIRST PARAGRAPH: Acinic cell carcinoma (AcCC) is a malignant epithelial salivary gland neoplasm that demonstrates serous acinar cell differentiation with cytoplasmic zymogen secretory granules. While serous-type cells tend to predominate, ductal cells are also part of this neoplasm. There are a few cases that are thought to be related to radiation exposure. AcCC accounts for about 6% of all salivary gland tumors and 10 to 12% of all malignant salivary gland tumors. Patients present at a wide range of ages (mean: 40s). Children are also affected, as AcCC is the second most common neoplasm in the pediatric age group after mucoepidermoid carcinoma. Overall, females are more affected than males by a ratio of 3:2.
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