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J Korean Surg Soc. 1999 Apr;56(4):608-614. Korean. Case Report.
Park YK , Cho MH , Lee S , Kim JS , Park CH , Nam ES , Kim DH , Shin HS .
Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Korea.
Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Korea.
Abstract

Kimura's disease is a rare chronic inflammatory and proliferative condition of unknown etiology. It has been thought to be a part of large spectrum of the entity known as angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia (ALHE). However, recently the difference is emphasized between the two entities by some authors. It usually presents subcutaneous or dermal mass in the head and neck region. This condition can be mistaken for a malignant tumor. It is defined pathologically as hyperplastic lymphoid follicles, eosinophilic infiltration and vascular proliferation. Authors have experienced three cases of Kimura's disease occurring in the submandibular, axillary and inguinal regions since 1993. There were two males and one female. Two patients presented peripheral eosinophilia. All patients underwent surgical excision. Two patients were managed with oral prednisone postoperatively.

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