Tumors and Tumor-Like Masses and Fistulas of the Neck

  • Georges L. Kaiser


The symptoms and signs that lead to medical consultation or further work-up examinations after careful clinical examination (often performed for other reasons) are a visible and/or palpable mass and/or fistula of the neck.

The history and precise clinical examination have a high significance for the differential diagnosis of these two leading signs. The midline or lateral location, the properties, and the history of the lesion (congenital or acquired) make it possible to assign them to a preliminary differential diagnosis as listed in Table 7.1 and to confirm it by additional examinations such as ultrasound, MRI/CT, fine needle aspiration, or fistulography.


Thyroid Medullary Carcinoma Multinodular Goiter Follicular Adenoma Endemic Goiter Thyroglossal Duct Cyst 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Georges L. Kaiser
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  1. 1.Department of Pediatric Surgery InselspitalUniversity of BerneBerneSwitzerland

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