Kimura’s Disease Initially Diagnosed as Malignancy then Extra-Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Authors

  • Nikki Lorraine Y. King-Chao Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery The Medical City
  • Samantha S. Castañeda Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery The Medical City; Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Rizal Medical Center; Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center
  • Michael A. Sarte Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery The Medical City; Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Rizal Medical Center; Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery St. Luke’s Medical Center

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32412/pjohns.v27i1.547

Keywords:

Kimura's disease, parotid gland tumor, angiolymphoid, hyperplasia with eosinophilia

Abstract

Objective: To describe a rare case of Kimura’s disease initially misdiagnosed as malignancy then tuberculosis.
Methods:
     Design: Case report
     Setting: Tertiary Private Hospital
     Patient: One
Results: A 30-year-old male with a 6-year history of gradually-enlarging right infra-auricular mass revealed an enlarged mass in the right infraauricular area and multiple cervical lymphadenopathies on physical examination. Initial fine-needle aspiration biopsy was interpreted as pleomorphic adenocarcinoma but succeeding work-ups and imaging studies led to treatment
for tuberculosis. Subsequent biopsies finally led to the proper histopathologic diagnosis of Kimura’s disease and the patient was shifted to appropriate treatment with oral prednisone.
Conclusion: Kimura’s disease is rare and may be confused with other diseases such as malignancy
or tuberculosis. Histopathologic diagnosis is necessary as its treatment differs from tuberculosis
and other diseases.
Keywords: Kimura’s disease, parotid gland tumor, angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia

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Published

2012-06-29

How to Cite

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King-Chao NLY, Castañeda SS, Sarte MA. Kimura’s Disease Initially Diagnosed as Malignancy then Extra-Pulmonary Tuberculosis. Philipp J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg [Internet]. 2012 Jun. 29 [cited 2024 Jun. 23];27(1):18-22. Available from: https://pjohns.pso-hns.org/index.php/pjohns/article/view/547

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