Cystic adenoid carcinoma - Definition

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Cystic adenoid carcinoma is a rare tumor that develops from glandular cells in the form of cysts on the surface of the affected gland. It is a cancer mainly found in the mammary gland, even in men, but also in the salivary glands. Generally, cystic adenoid carcinoma progresses slowly and is rarely responsible for metastasis. When affecting the breast, the prognosis for recovery is favorable, but the risk of relapse is common. In the salivary glands, the minor glands are most affected.