Neck mass

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DDx

  • Reactive lymphadenopathy, eg, pharyngitis, tuberculous lymphadenitis (scrofula), cat-scratch disease, Lyme disease
  • Lymphoma
  • Skin abscess
  • Parotitis
  • Goiter, thyroiditis, or thyroid tumor
  • Branchial cleft cyst
  • Thyroglossal duct cyst
  • Metastasis from squamous cell carcinoma in mouth, pharynx, larynx, upper esophagus
  • Metastatic thyroid carcinoma
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Cervical rib
  • Zenker's diverticulum
  • Carotid artery aneurysm
  • Carotid body tumor
  • Autoimmune adenopathy
  • Kikuchi's disease (histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis)
  • Esophageal diverticulum

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Last updated: December 1, 2014