Pediatric neck masses

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Neck masses are a common presenting complaint for children in the emergency department. A detailed history and physical examination usually leads to a preliminary diagnosis. Imaging can sometimes assist in differentiating the type and extent of the lesion. This review will focus on congenital and inflammatory lesions, which make up the vast majority of neck masses in the pediatric population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-80
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2010


  • Branchial cleft cyst
  • Cat-scratch disease
  • Dermoid cyst
  • Fibromatosis colli
  • Hemagioma
  • Lymphadenopathy
  • Lymphangiona
  • Neck mass
  • Pediatric
  • Ranula
  • Retropharyngeal abscess
  • Teratoma
  • Thyroglossal duct cyst

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine


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