Kimura´s Disease – A Diagnostic And Therapeutic Dilemma 311-312
Department of general surgery,
M.S. Ramaiah hospital
Kimuraâ€™s disease (KD) is a rare, benign disorder. It is a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown aetiology. It is endemic in Asia (China and Japan) and rare in the west. It has the highest predilection for the head and neck region. The histology shows a hyperplastic lymphoid tissue and an inflammatory infiltrate. The treatment options vary from surgical excision to corticosteroids to radiation therapy. The prognosis is very good and no malignant transformation has been reported so far.