Kimura’s disease: an unusual cause of cervical tumour
- aChildren’s Hospital of Wisconsin and the Medical College of Wisconsin: Department of Pediatrics, bDepartment of Radiology, cDepartment of Pathology, dDepartment of Otolaryngology
- Dr Michael J Chusid, Department of Pediatrics, MFRC, Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226, USA.
- Accepted 18 April 1997
An 11 year old Chinese boy developed a unilateral cervical mass associated with pronounced eosinophilia and a marked increase in IgE concentrations. A biopsy sample showed massive eosinophilic tissue infiltration consistent with Kimura’s disease. This disorder should be suspected when the clinical triad of painless unilateral cervical adenopathy, hypereosinophilia, and hyper-IgE is present, particularly in male Asian patients.