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What would cause a neck mass in a 3 year old?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
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In brief: Lots of things.

Causes range from enlarged lymph node, cyst, abscess, enlarged thyroid, and scar tissue, to a tumor. It's best to have the doctor evaluate it.

In brief: Lots of things.

Causes range from enlarged lymph node, cyst, abscess, enlarged thyroid, and scar tissue, to a tumor. It's best to have the doctor evaluate it.
Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. James Sidman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many possibilities

Neck masses in children are common, and much less likely to be cancer than in adults.
Infectious causes are common. If it is persistent for more than a few weeks, or painful, or red, or causing other problems, then the child should see their doctor quickly.

In brief: Many possibilities

Neck masses in children are common, and much less likely to be cancer than in adults.
Infectious causes are common. If it is persistent for more than a few weeks, or painful, or red, or causing other problems, then the child should see their doctor quickly.
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