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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 16, Issue 1, Aug 2015 pp 42-44

Case Report

A rare case of kimura’s disease presenting as posterior auricular swelling

S Deivanayagam1, Vinod Balaji2, Jawahar3, Yeshwanth Kumar4

1,3Professor, 2,4Resident, Department of Surgery, Saveetha Medical College, Thandalam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, INDIA.

Kimura's Disease is a chronic inflammatory disorder of unknown etiology commonly seen among people who live in the Middle and Far East countries; characterised lymphatic follicles, vascular proliferation, and marked eosinophilic infiltration by histologically. It is mainly seen on the head and neck region. The lesion is benign but might be confused with malignant lesions. Kimura's Disease is often seen in the second and third decades of life. This disease is characterised by a blood and tissue eosinophilia, markedly elevated serum IgE levels, painless subcutaneous mass and regional lymphadenopathy on the head and neck region. In this report, we present a 14 yr old boy who was admitted to our hospital with bilateral post auricular swelling for 4 yr duration. Bilateral postauricular masses were excised under general anaesthesia and Kimura's disease was diagnosed by histopathological examination of these lesions.