Kimura's Disease and Angio- Lymphoid Hyperplasia
Henia Lichter, Karol Segal, Celia Mor, Raphael Feinmesser
Depts. of Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology and Pathology, Rabin Medical Center (Beilinson Campus), Petah Tikva, and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
Kimura's disease is a rare angiolymphoid proliferative disorder of soft tissue characterized by subcutaneous swelling and a predilection for the head and neck. There are usually enlarged regional lymph nodes, eosinophilia and elevated sedimentation rate and IgE levels. A 26-year-old women with subcutaneous masses in the submandibular area is reported. The diagnosis of Kimura's disease versus angiolymphoid hyperplasia is discussed.