The role of radiotherapy in Kimura’s disease: a multicenter systematic review of literature

B. Fionda, A. Loperfido, V. Lancellotta, C. Casà, A. Vavassori, Andrea Vavassori, L. Vicenzi, A. Re, Francesco Deodato, A. G. Morganti, Alessio Giuseppe Morganti, Maria Antonietta Gambacorta, Luca Tagliaferri

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– OBJECTIVE: From a clinical point of view, Kimura’s disease is typically characterized by a subcutaneous mass occurring predominantly in the head and neck region. It occurs predominantly in young men of Asian descent, with a peak incidence in the second and third decades of life. However, KD has been also reported in other ethnic groups and in children. The most frequently used local treatments are surgical excision, radiotherapy, and surgical excision followed by radiotherapy. The aim of this multicenter systematic review is to highlight the available literature evidence about the outcome of RT in this setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic review of any relevant literature in the principal medical databases, such as PubMed, Scopus and Cochrane library, was conducted. The inclusion criteria were original articles specifically reporting about KD and RT, including both prospective and retrospective studies. RESULTS: We were able to identify 11 studies, published from 1989 to 2021, eligible for inclusion in this review. Overall, data on 124 patients were recorded and are presented in this systematic review. The median recurrence rate, considering all patients, was 11% (ranging from 0% to 41.2%). In seven out of 11 studies, the relapse rate was less than 20%. Moreover, the relapse rate was 0% in four studies. CONCLUSIONS: The results of this multicenter systematic literature review show that evidence on RT of KD is limited and derives only from retrospective studies. In this setting RT seems to be well-tolerated and able to produce very high response rates in unresected lesions and reasonable results in terms of local control both as an exclusive and adjuvant treatment.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)4205-4210
Numero di pagine6
RivistaEuropean Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2021


  • Humans
  • Kimura Disease
  • Kimura disease
  • Kimura’s disease
  • Multicenter Studies as Topic
  • Radiation therapy
  • Radiotherapy


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