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A 18-year-old male asked:

i have a hard ball inside of back of neck, at the top near the skull, about aligned with the spine, it feels like a bone. should i be worrying?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
Worry no eval yes.: Many times this can b a cyst of some sort, or may b a scar from an old injury u may not even remember. If any neck injury in the past may have pulled off a small part of the growth plate at the tip of the spinus (sp), ; it grows as u do over time ; now u just noticed it. U would remember the episode, like injured diving in shallow water. 4 peace of mind c ur pcp. Best bet is a cyst, many types.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2017

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