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Swollen golf ball sized lump on back of daughters neck. right below hairline. center...not off center.

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Dr. Clarene Cress
Pediatrics

In brief: Needs exam

There are limited diagnoses related to a midline mass over the cervical spine and appearance, symptoms and onset are all helpful in making a diagnosis.
A lipoma is a.benign fatty tumor and not uncommon, but other possibilities would include Dermody cyst or myelocele, or if re and painful, an abscess can occur anywhere. Please have this evaluated.

In brief: Needs exam

There are limited diagnoses related to a midline mass over the cervical spine and appearance, symptoms and onset are all helpful in making a diagnosis.
A lipoma is a.benign fatty tumor and not uncommon, but other possibilities would include Dermody cyst or myelocele, or if re and painful, an abscess can occur anywhere. Please have this evaluated.
Dr. Clarene Cress
Dr. Clarene Cress
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Prominent vertebrae

In that location it would most likely be the dorsal or back extension of a spinal vertebrae.
These can be quite noticeable in some kids depending on how they are built, and do not necessarily mean anything bad. If it bothers her or you, have her doc look at it.

In brief: Prominent vertebrae

In that location it would most likely be the dorsal or back extension of a spinal vertebrae.
These can be quite noticeable in some kids depending on how they are built, and do not necessarily mean anything bad. If it bothers her or you, have her doc look at it.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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