Evaluation of neck masses in children.

Title

Evaluation of neck masses in children.

Creator

Park Y W

Publisher

American Family Physician

Date

1995
1995-06

Description

Neck masses in children may be inflammatory, neoplastic or congenital. Although most of these masses are benign inflammatory nodes, an asymptomatic neck mass is the most common presentation of head and neck malignancies in children. Cystic lesions are usually pharyngeal cleft remnants or vascular malformations, whereas solid lesions are generally inflammatory or neoplastic. While the history and the physical examination are the most important parts of the evaluation of neck masses in children, biopsy may be necessary to establish the diagnosis.

Subject

Humans; Child; Thyroid Neoplasms/diagnosis; Branchioma/diagnosis; Dermoid Cyst/congenital/diagnosis; Head and Neck Neoplasms/*diagnosis; Hemangioma/diagnosis; Inflammation/diagnosis; Lymphangioma/diagnosis; Lymphatic Diseases/diagnosis; Lymphoma/diagnosis; Neuroblastoma/diagnosis; Rhabdomyosarcoma/diagnosis; Thyroglossal Cyst/congenital/diagnosis; Diagnosis; Differential; Chronic/diagnosis; Granulomatous Disease

Rights

Article information provided for research and reference use only. All rights are retained by the journal listed under publisher and/or the creator(s).

Pages

1904–1912

Issue

8

Volume

51

Citation

Park Y W, “Evaluation of neck masses in children.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed June 13, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5559.

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