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June 1988

Angiolymphoid Hyperplasia With Eosinophilia (Kimura's Disease) of the Orbit

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Ophthalmology (Drs Smith and Kincaid) and Pathology (Dr Kincaid), W. K. Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Florida, Gainesville (Dr Nicolitz).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1988;106(6):793-795. doi:10.1001/archopht.1988.01060130863041

• A 54-year-old man underwent enucleation of the right eye in 1975 for a malignant melanoma of the choroid, with placement of an Iowa orbital implant. He presented in 1985, with the clinical appearance of a late orbital recurrence of the choroidal malignant melanoma. However, histologic examination revealed the orbital mass to be angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia (Kimura's disease). Only six cases of orbital involvement, proved by pathologic studies, have been published in the ophthalmic English literature. This case represented an unusual presentation of a rare disorder that involved the orbit and was probably related to the orbital implant.