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Angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia arising from the facial artery.
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PMID:  12901818     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report on a rare case of angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia (ALHE) arising from the facial artery, which was pre-operatively diagnosed as an aneurysm. ALHE is a rare lesion, the precise nature of which remains controversial: it is still unclear whether ALHE is a tumour or an inflammatory disease or whether it can be separated from Kimura's disease based on its pathological characteristics. ALHE rarely occurs in muscular arteries, and this is the first description of ALHE arising from the facial artery. Angiography vividly revealed the pathological structure of the lesion in this case, which prompted us to advocate angiography for diagnosing ALHE arising from muscular arteries. Complete dissection and cryotherapy proved to be effective treatment, although complete management of any therapeutic protocol should avoid recurrence of the lesion, whatever specific treatments are selected.
Yurika Kimura; Takeshi Tsutsumi; Yasushi Kuroishikawa; Seiji Kishimoto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  117     ISSN:  0022-2151     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laryngol Otol     Publication Date:  2003 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-08-06     Completed Date:  2003-09-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  570-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Tokyo Medical and Dental University School of Medicine, Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Angiolymphoid Hyperplasia with Eosinophilia / pathology*,  surgery,  ultrasonography
Arteries / pathology
Face / blood supply*
Treatment Outcome
Ultrasonography, Doppler

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