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Evaluation of an Enlarged Cervical Lymph Node

  • Laila Siddique
  • Tom Shokri
  • Neerav GoyalEmail author
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Abstract

Cervical lymphadenopathy is a common clinical finding and can be attributable to a wide variety of underlying pathology such as reactive lymphadenopathy, granulomatous disease, lymphoma, or malignancies of the head and neck. In addition to a complete history and physical, laboratory workup and imaging may complement clinical findings and facilitate staging of malignancy with implications in both prognosis and management. A systematic approach should be implemented with early referral to a head and neck surgeon should overtly concerning findings manifest.

Keywords

Lymphadenopathy Cervical abscess Thyroglossal duct cyst Branchial cleft cyst Sarcoidosis Mycobacterial infection Lymphoma Dermoid cyst Vascular malformation Neck mass 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Department of SurgeryPenn State Milton S. Hershey Medical CenterHersheyUSA
  2. 2.Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck SurgeryUniversity of Miami Miller School of MedicineMiamiUSA
  3. 3.Penn State Cancer InstitutePenn State Milton S. Hershey Medical CenterHersheyUSA

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