Puri.Kimura’s disease – a rare entity.Our Dermatol Online 2013;4
- Ashutosh Talwar, Neerja
Kimura disease is a rare chronic inflammatory disorder of unknown etiology primarily seen in young Asian males. It is a benign disease with an indolent course, gradually increasing in size over months or years. It usually presents as a mass lesion in the subcutaneous tissue of the head and neck region or major salivary glands area often associated with regional lymphadenopathy. In some cases lymph node enlargement is the only manifestation of the disease. It has no potential for malignant transformation. Spontaneous involution is rare. The main concern in this disease is its capacity to grow and cause disfigurement. We report a case in a 40yr old male who presented with bilateral neck swellings diagnosed clinically as lymphadenopathy . The gross specimen received in histopathology department measured 2.5cm X 2cm. The histopathological examination of excised mass was diagnostic of Kimura disease.