A case of Kimura's disease of the hard palate

N. Terakado, A. Sasaki, T. Takebayashi, T. Matsumura, T. Kojou

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A 33-year-old man presented with Kimura's disease of the hard palate. Serological examination showed no elevation in the number of eosinophils or in IgE level, but histological examination revealed well-developed lymph follicles with increased numbers of eosinophils. In addition, immunohistochemical examination revealed that the IgE concentrations were shown in the lymphoid follicles with germinal centers, a finding typical of Kimura's disease. The patient underwent surgical resection followed by treatment with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Throughout the 2-year follow-up period, the patient's condition has remained satisfactory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)222-224
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002


  • Kimura's disease
  • Oral cavity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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