Kimura Disease of the Nose

  • zalilah musa ORL Department , Hosp Kemaman
  • Abdul Razak Ismail
  • Irfan Mohamad Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and neck Surgery ,school Of Medicine, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kelantan


Introduction: Kimura disease is a rare chronic inflammatory disorder affecting the subcutaneous tissue. It is of unknown etiology mainly occurring in head and neck region.

Case report: A 34-year-old Malay lady presented with a gradually enlarging, painless right nasal bridge mass for 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 reported as finding consistent with Kimura disease.

Conclusion: Kimura disease is extremely a rare benign disease, which can affect the head and neck structures. Manifestation at the nasal region is an extremely rare occurrence. Histopathological examination is needed to diagnose the disease.

How to Cite
MUSA, zalilah; ISMAIL, Abdul Razak; MOHAMAD, Irfan. Kimura Disease of the Nose. Journal of Clinical and Health Sciences, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 2, p. 61-64, aug. 2021. ISSN 0127-984X. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 26 sep. 2021. doi:

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