Neck mass excision

Also known as: Neck mass, neck tumor, Lymphadenopathy
Most neck masses in children are benign and due to either inflammation or congenital disorders. The treatment for most congenital neck masses is surgical excision, and in general, surgery is a logical treatment for masses that do not exhibit malignancy. Occasionally, the lymph node may not respond to antibiotic treatment and a culture and biopsy may be necessary. Careful examination and CT scanning can determine the extent of the mass and the location of major vessels.