Kimura Disease: A Rare and Difficult to Diagnose Entity

Clayton Bishop, Alyeesha Wilhelm, Duncan Watley, Felix Olobatuyi, Orly Coblens, Rohan Joshi

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Kimura disease (KD) is a rare inflammatory disorder which involves the head and neck. Due to its rarity and various findings, definitive diagnosis can be difficult to ascertain. Kimura disease is distinguished from other conditions, including angiolymphoid hyperplasia, by histopathological features including follicular hyperplasia, reactive germinal centers, abundant eosinophilia, eosinophilic microabscesses, preserved nodal architecture, Warthin-Finkeldy polykaryocytes, and capsular fibrosis. Herein, we describe the clinical presentation, pathology, and diagnosis of a single case of a 39-year-old treated at an academic center in Texas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)278-281
Number of pages4
JournalHead and Neck Pathology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2022


  • Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia
  • Facial mass
  • Kimura
  • Kimura disease
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Lymphoid disorders
  • Neck mass

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Oncology


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