Magnetic resonance imaging findings in Kimura's disease

Neuroradiology. 2004 Oct;46(10):855-8. doi: 10.1007/s00234-004-1248-5.


Although early diagnosis of Kimura's disease, a rare chronic inflammatory disorder most commonly presenting with asymmetric swelling in the head and neck region, is helpful in avoiding unnecessary diagnostic tests and starting prompt treatment, only a few reports emphasized radiological findings in detail. Magnetic resonance imaging findings showing the infiltrative nature of the disease and diffuse loss of fat tissue even in nonpalpable normally appearing regions of the head and neck in a young man with Kimura's disease are presented in this report.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Angiolymphoid Hyperplasia with Eosinophilia / pathology*
  • Head / pathology
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Neck / pathology