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Outcomes of Kimura's disease after radiotherapy or nonradiotherapeutic treatment modalities

Ah Ram Chang, Kyubo Kim, Hak Jae Kim, Il Han Kim, Charn Il Park, Yoon Kyung Jun
International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics 2006 July 15, 65 (4): 1233-9
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PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical outcome of Kimura's disease and to identify the optimal treatment regimen for Kimura's disease.

METHODS AND MATERIALS: Between 1984 and 2003, 14 patients with Kimura's disease were treated with radiotherapy (RT) and 9 patients were treated with local excision or systemic steroids. The radiation doses ranged from 20 to 45 Gy. Immunohistochemical studies were performed in 13 cases.

RESULTS: At RT completion, a marked response in terms of tumor size was noted in most cases. The median follow-up was 65 months. Local control was obtained in 9 (64.3%) of the 14 in the RT group and in 2 (22.2%) of the 9 in the non-RT group. No secondary malignancies were observed in the RT group.

CONCLUSION: These results supports the finding that RT is more effective against Kimura's disease. Simple or immunohistochemical features did not influence the treatment outcome.

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