Approach to the pediatric neck mass.

Arthur J Torsiglieri, L. W. Tom, R. F. Wetmore

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Neck masses are frequent findings in the pediatric population and the physician caring for a child with a neck mass may be faced with a diagnostic dilemma. The etiology of pediatric cervical masses includes a variety of conditions. Unlike for the adult, there are few established guidelines for evaluation of these children. A recent review of 445 neck masses operated on at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia noted the preoperative diagnosis to be correct in 270, or only 61%. Clinical characteristics which may aid in establishing a correct preoperative diagnosis, as well as guidelines for the evaluation of the child presenting with a neck mass will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)905-909
Number of pages5
JournalTransactions - Pennsylvania Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989

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