Archives of oto-rhino-laryngology

, Volume 227, Issue 3–4, pp 694–695 | Cite as

Angiolymphoide Hyperplasie mit Eosinophilie (Morbus Kimura)

  • A. Sokolovski
  • F. Pascu
  • M. Hundeiker
II. Teil: Sitzungsbericht Tag der Praxis Freie Vorträge

Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia (Kimura's disease)


This disease is discussed in the past mostly in the dermatological literature, the ENT specialist is little aware of its existence. The condition is characterized by subcutaneous, painless nodules occurring most frequently in the region of the ear, parotid gland, cheek and lateral neck. The lesion must be differentiated from diseases of the lymph nodes, especially tumor metastases. The pathologic diagnosis is based upon a hyperplasia of angiolymphatic tissue and marked tissue eosinophilia. The prognosis appears to be favourable. A case is presented together with the clinical picture and histological results including electronmicroscopic finding. The differential diagnosis and treatment are discussed.


  1. 1.
    Daniels DG, Schrodt RG, Fliegelmann MT, Owen LG (1974) Ultrastructural study of a case of angiolymphoide hyperplasia with eosinophilia. Arch Dermatol 109: 870Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Hundeiker M (1978) Systematik der vaskulären Neubildungen. Hautarzt 29: 565–572Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Kawada A (1976) Morbus Kimura. Darstellung der Erkrankung und ihre Differentialdiagnose. Hautarzt 27: 309–317Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Kerl H, Kresbach H (1979) Lymphoreticuläre Hyperplasien und Neoplasien in der Haut. In: Doerr W, Seifert G, Uehlinger E (Hrsg) Spezielle pathologische Anatomie, Bd 7: Histopathologie der Haut, redig von UW Schnyder, 2. Aufl, T 2. Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York, S 351–480Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Kimura T, Yoshimura S, Ishikawa E (1948) On the unusual granulation combined with hyperplastic changes of lymphatic tissues. Tr Soc Path Jpn 37: 179–180Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Sokolovski
    • 1
  • F. Pascu
    • 1
  • M. Hundeiker
    • 1
  1. 1.Gießen

Personalised recommendations