• 1 Universiti Sains Malaysia Health Campus, School of Medical Sciences, Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Kelantan, Malaysia
Medeni Med J, 2020;35(2):170-174.
PMID: 32733768 DOI: 10.5222/MMJ.2020.84594


Kimura disease (KD) is a rare chronic benign inflammatory disorder of unknown etiology that is prevalent in Asian males. The head and neck region, especially the parotid glands and cervical lymph nodes, are most commonly affected. Diagnosis is based on clinicopathological features, while radiology findings are nonspecific. Although various treatment strategies have been proposed, there is a high recurrence rate. Combination therapy has been found to produce better results than monotherapy. We present a case of KD with huge parotid and cervical lymph node involvement that was treated with a combination of surgery and corticosteroids administered perioperatively.

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