DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.2454-5929.ijohns20193901

Kimura disease of the supraauricular region: a rare presentation

Firamir Bin Zulkifli, Mawaddah Binti Azman, Loong Siow Ping

Abstract


Kimura disease is an idiopathic chronic inflammatory disorder involving the subcutaneous tissue. It favors the head and neck region, although presentation over atypical sites has been reported. This disease occurs spontaneously, has a characteristic indolent growth pattern but has a high tendency to recur locally after treatment. Due to its benign nature, there is still no clear consensus on the optimal management of this rare disorder. Various treatment options are available which include systemic steroids, antihistamines, immunosuppressant, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgical excision. Presently, the disease remains a therapeutic enigma as the pathogenesis is still a mystery and its tendency to recur following treatment proves to be discouraging. Herein we report a rare case of Kimura disease involving the supra-auricular region who underwent surgical excision.

Keywords


Kimura’s disease, Head and neck, Supra-auricular

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