Volume 16, Number 4, December 2004

Kimura's Disease of the Parotid Glands

Fadzilah Ismail,1 Kelvin Lye Hock Lim2

1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, and 2Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, National University of Malaysia Hospital, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Abstract
Kimura's disease is an idiopathic, chronic inflammatory disorder predominantly affecting the subcutaneous tissues of the head and neck. Most patients have involvement of the major salivary glands and regional lymph nodes with associated eosinophilia and an elevated immunoglobulin E concentration. This report presents a patient with Kimura's disease involving the parotid glands, and includes a review of the literature.

Key words:
Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia, Diagnosis, differential, Parotid gland

Asian J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2004;16:248-254.

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