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Evaluation of Neck Mass

  • Tom Shokri
  • Laila Siddique
  • Neerav GoyalEmail author
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Abstract

The presentation of a neck mass involves a broad differential diagnosis. An understanding of neck anatomy and the predilection for lesions toward certain areas, based on patient demographics, is necessary for proper assessment. A thorough understanding of diagnostic imaging modalities will facilitate a clinician’s workup. Head and neck malignancy must always be considered as a potential underlying etiology, particularly should the lesion grow despite therapeutic intervention or there be concerning signs/symptoms, as detailed in this chapter.

Keywords

Neck mass Lymphadenopathy Thyroglossal duct cyst Congenital mass Malignancy CT MRI Fine needle aspiration 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Department of SurgeryPenn State Milton S. Hershey Medical CenterHersheyUSA
  2. 2.Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck SurgeryUniversity of Miami Miller School of MedicineMiamiUSA
  3. 3.Penn State Cancer InstitutePenn State Milton S. Hershey Medical CenterHersheyUSA

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