Evaluation of Head and Neck Masses

Jeffrey A. Koempel, John Maddalozzo*

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There is always concern for a malignancy or other serious disease when a child presents with a chief complaint of a neck mass. However, a neck mass in child is commonly inflammatory or congenital rather than neoplastic. A complete history and physical exam will often provide enough information to guide management and reassure the concerned parents. In some cases, laboratory tests, radiologic studies or a surgical procedure may be necessary to determine a specific diagnosis and treatment plan. An organized and systematic approach is recommended and detailed in this review.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)771-776
Number of pages6
JournalIndian Journal of Pediatrics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997


  • Evaluation
  • Head and neck masses
  • Pediatric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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