Kimura Disease of the Nose
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.
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