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Head and Neck Masses

 

Thyroglossal Duct Cyst
A fibrous cyst that forms from a persistent thyroglossal duct. This is a  condition in which the thyroglossal duct, a structure which forms an open connection between the back of the tongue and the thyroid gland that is usually only found during embryonic development, remains open.

Branchial Cleft Cyst
A branchial cleft cyst is a lump that develops in the neck or just below the collarbone. It is a type of birth defect.

Thyroid Enlargement (including thyroid cancer)
Growth or enlargement of the thyroid may be due to a number of different conditions. The majority of patients with thyroid enlargement have benign thyroid disease.

Enlarged or Infected Neck Lymph Nodes
Lymph nodes can become swollen from infection, inflammatory conditions, an abscess, or cancer. Other causes of enlarged lymph nodes are rare; the most common cause of swollen lymph nodes is infection.

Nasal Dermoid/Gliomas
Rare abnormal nasal masses present at birth.


Last Edited: June 13, 2016
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