Intraparotid Kimura disease

Eur Ann Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Dis. 2013 Apr;130(2):87-9. doi: 10.1016/j.anorl.2012.05.001. Epub 2012 Sep 26.


Introduction: Intraparotid locations are extremely rare in Kimura disease, especially in Europe.

Case report: A 31-year-old man presented with intraparotid Kimura disease, managed by parotidectomy.

Discussion/conclusion: The case was analyzed in the light of a review of the literature, focusing on the diagnostic and anatomopathologic problems encountered, and the physiopathology and treatment of this pathology. Any parotid mass found in a patient of Far-Eastern origin showing hypereosinophilia should suggest a diagnosis of intraparotid Kimura disease.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Angiolymphoid Hyperplasia with Eosinophilia* / blood
  • Angiolymphoid Hyperplasia with Eosinophilia* / pathology
  • Angiolymphoid Hyperplasia with Eosinophilia* / surgery
  • Asian People
  • Cambodia / ethnology
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • France
  • Humans
  • Immunoglobulin E / blood
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Parotid Diseases* / blood
  • Parotid Diseases* / pathology
  • Parotid Diseases* / surgery


  • Immunoglobulin E