CLINICAL PRESENTATION OF VARIOUS NECK MASSES: AN ANALYSIS

Dr. Jagram Verma, Dr. Yamini Gupta, Dr. N. Saraswathi

Abstract


The department of Otorhinolaryngology has extended to include the head and neck region also. The mass in the neck is
a symptom of any underlying disease in head and neck area. So hereby we use this study to have a detailed clinical
knowledge and approach to various neck masses.
AIM: To study the clinical presentation of various neck massses and the clinical differentiation of the malignant and the
various non-malignant neck swellings.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was carried out in the department of ENT, MGMMC, MYH Indore,
M.P. from April 2012 to October 2013 with a total of 190 patients with neck swelling. A detailed clinical, radiological and
pathological assessment of the various neck swelling had been done.
RESULT: Out of 190 patients, 145 were non malignant and 45 were malignant and the incidence of the malignant neck
swelling increased with age. Pain and fever were associated with non malignant swellings with 32.1% and 90.4%
respectively.
CONCLUSION: The methodological clinical assessment of the various neck masses led to proper diagnosis and
management of the patients thus preventing any delay and complications.


Keywords


neck mass, malignant, non-malignant

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