Kimura's disease

An unusual cause of cervical tumor

Asma Abdullah, A. A. Maizaton

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Abstract

Kimura's disease (KD) is an angiolymphoid proliferative disease of soft tissue with peripheral blood eosinophilia and elevated serum immunoglobulin (Ig) E. The treatment options range from conservative observation for the asymptomatic patient to surgical excision, steroid therapy and radiotherapy for symptomatic patients. Surgical excision is the most common diagnostic measure and is the treatment of choice. A case of KD in a 13-year-old Malay girl is presented. Clinically there was painless right jugular digastric mass measuring 3cm by 3cm. Her blood investigation showed pronounced eosinophilia. She underwent excision biopsy uneventfully. The biopsy from the swelling showed reactive follicular hyperplasic with prominent eosinophilia. There was no evidence of malignant change. Postoperatively after 3 years follow up, she was asymptomatic and no signs of tumor recurrence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)373-376
Number of pages4
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume60
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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Angiolymphoid Hyperplasia with Eosinophilia
Eosinophilia
Biopsy
Neoplasms
Immunoglobulin E
Neck
Radiotherapy
Therapeutics
Steroids
Observation
Recurrence
Serum

Keywords

  • Angiolymphoid hyperplasia
  • Cervical lymphadenopathy

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  • Medicine(all)

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Kimura's disease : An unusual cause of cervical tumor. / Abdullah, Asma; Maizaton, A. A.

In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 60, No. 3, 2005, p. 373-376.

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Abdullah, Asma ; Maizaton, A. A. / Kimura's disease : An unusual cause of cervical tumor. In: Medical Journal of Malaysia. 2005 ; Vol. 60, No. 3. pp. 373-376.
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