BILATERAL POSTAURICULAR AND SUBMANDIBULAR KIMURA DISEASE RECURRENCE AFTER 15 YEARS.
Mark PAUL1, Shashigopalan MARIMUTHU1, Sha’ariyah MOHD MOKHTAR1, Noorjehan OMAR2
1Department of Otorhinolaryngology and 2Department of Histopatholgy, Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah, 41200, Klang, Selangor, Malaysia.
Kimura disease is a rare disease which typically presents with painless swellings in the head and neck region associated with peripheral eosinophilia and raised serum IgE. Asian young men is the most affected subpopulation. Recurrence is prevalent despite not being associated with malignancy potential. We report an atypical case of an Indonesian man presented with a recurrent large submandibular and bilateral postauricular swellings after 15 years for which histology confirmed recurrence of kimura disease. Multiple treatment modalities and the respective success rates are elaborated in this article.
Keywords: Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia, Kimura disease, Pseudopyogenic granuloma, Recurrence, Radiotherapy, Surgery
Corresponding Author: Dr. Mark Paul (MBBS), Department of Otorhinolaryngology of Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah, 41200, Klang, Selangor, Malaysia.
Brunei Int Med J. 2019;15:35-39