Volume 61, Issue 6 (15 2003)                   Tehran Univ Med J 2003, 61(6): 426-433 | Back to browse issues page

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Khlkhali K, Sadr Hosseini S M, Azizi M R, Dashti Khoidaki GH A. Kimura' S Disease A Case Report With Parotid Involvement. Tehran Univ Med J. 2003; 61 (6) :426-433
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Kimura's disease (K.D) is an uncommon, benign, chronic inflammatory condition of unknown etiology and pathogenesis involving subcutaneous tissue presenting as a tumor like lesion with a predilection for the head and neck region. If parotid gland is affected clinically it is often confused with parotid tumor with lymph node metastasis. It is difficult to diagnosis before tissue biopsy and fine middle aspiration (FNA) has only limited value. There is no evidence of malignant transformation and occasional spontaneous resolution occurs. Various treatment modalities have been suggested in the management of this condition but none is proved best and recurrence is common. we describe a 33 - year- old man with KD who presented with left parotid mass.


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