International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Medical Science | India | Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023

A Clinical Study of the Prevalence and Etiology of Pediatric Neck Masses in a Tertiary Care Hospital

Dr. Hiranya Prova Saikia [2] | Dr. Naba Jyoti Saikia [2] | Dr. Rupalim Sarma

Abstract: Introduction: Neck mass in pediatric patients is a common presentation in otorhinolaryngology practice. The occurrence of a neck mass in a child is a cause of anxiety to the parents and the numerous etiologies make it a diagnostic challenge for the clinicians. Methods: A total of 50 patients, 28 male and 22 female, of the pediatric age group attending the OPD presenting with neck masses were included in this study. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the numerous etiologies of a neck mass which guided us towards the best management of the disease. All data were recorded and statistically analyzed. Results: In the majority of cases, neck swelling was present laterally (70%). The neck masses were mainly divided into- congenital (36%), inflammatory (42%), non inflammatory (20%) and neoplastic (2%). Thyroglossal cyst was the most common congenital neck mass, followed by branchial cyst. Reactive lymphadenitis was the overall most common neck mass presentation. Conclusion: Neck masses of inflammatory, congenital and neoplastic origin were evaluated in this study.

Keywords: pediatric neck masses, thyroglossal cyst

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023,

Pages: 170 - 172

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