Management of cervicofacial nontuberculous lymphadenitis in children

John E. McClay, Carla Garcia

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PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the body of literature on the treatment options for nontuberculous cervicofacial lymphadenitis in children, focusing on the most recent reports describing outcomes utilizing either observation alone, medical therapy or various forms of surgical intervention. RECENT FINDINGS: Large studies have defined the time course of the disease and the safety and efficacy in treating nontuberculosis cervicofacial lymphadenitis with a wait-and-see approach. SUMMARY: Nontuberculosis cervicofacial lymphadenitis is a disease with several stages that provides for various treatment options. All treatment regimens - wait-and-see approach, medical therapy, and surgical excision - have their risks and benefits. The current body of literature allows the otolaryngologist an assortment of treatment choices that permits him to tailor the treatment with an individualized approach for each family's preferences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)581-587
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Opinion in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2013


  • cervical lymphadenitis in children
  • cervicofacial lymphadenitis in children
  • macrolide therapy
  • nontuberculous mycobacterium
  • wait-and-see-approach

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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