Neck Mass - Differential Diagnosis Algorithm
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Neck Mass - Differential Diagnosis Algorithm

Congenital Neck Mass:

 • Thyroglossal Duct Cyst

 • Branchial Cleft Anomalies

 • Dermoid Cyst

 • Teratoma

 • Lymphatic Malformation

 • Hemangioma

Inflammatory Lymphadenitis:

 • Bacterial

 • Viral

 • Granulomatous Disease

     • Tuberculosis

     • Atypical Mycobacterium

     • Actinomycosis

     • Cat-Scratch

Inflammatory Sialadenitis:

 • Parotid Salivary Gland

 • Submandibular Salivary Gland

Primary Neoplasms:

 • Lymphoma

 • Thyroid Neoplasm

 • Neoplasm of Salivary Glands

 • Neurogenic Neoplasm

     • Schwannoma

     • Neuroblastoma

     • Ganglioneuroma

 • Paragangliomas - Carotid Body Tumors

Metastatic Neoplasms:

 • Squamous Cell Carcinoma

 • Thyroid (Spread to Cervical Lymph Nodes)

 • Melanoma

 • Distant site (Stomach, etc.)



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