Kimura disease of the nose / Zalilah Musa, Abdul Razak Ismail and Irfan Mohamad

Musa, Zalilah and Ismail, Abdul Razak and Mohamad, Irfan (2021) Kimura disease of the nose / Zalilah Musa, Abdul Razak Ismail and Irfan Mohamad. Journal of Clinical and Health Sciences (JCHS), 6 (2). pp. 61-64. ISSN 0127-984X


Kimura disease is a rare chronic inflammatory disorder affecting the subcutaneous tissue. It is of unknown etiology mainly occurring in the head and neck region. A 34-year-old Malay lady presented with a gradually enlarging, painless right nasal bridge mass of one-year duration. Clinical examination revealed a firm, immobile swelling measuring 2 cm x 2 cm. Nasal endoscopy showed no extension of the mass into the right nasal cavity. Surgical excision was performed where histopathological examination (HPE) reported findings that were consistent with Kimura disease. Kimura disease, a rare benign disease, can affect the head and neck structures. Manifestation at the nasal region is an extremely rare occurrence. HPE is needed to confirm the diagnosis.


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Musa, Zalilah
Ismail, Abdul Razak
Mohamad, Irfan
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal Medicine > Specialties of internal medicine
R Medicine > RF Otorhinolaryngology > Rhinology. Diseases of the nose, accessory sinuses, and nasopharynx
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor > Sungai Buloh Campus > Faculty of Medicine
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Clinical and Health Sciences (JCHS)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Journal of Clinical and Health Sciences (JCHS)
ISSN: 0127-984X
Volume: 6
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 61-64
Keywords: Kimura disease, nose, histopathological examination
Date: September 2021
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