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Hard lump-like knot on back of neck or spine. What could this be?

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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Neck anatomy

Other than lipoma, this could also be just normal anatomy -- at the base of the neck, the c7 and t1 spinous processes are much longer than the spinous processes above them, which results in a "bump" at the cervicothoracic junction which is actually normal.
Nothing needs to be done about that.

In brief: Neck anatomy

Other than lipoma, this could also be just normal anatomy -- at the base of the neck, the c7 and t1 spinous processes are much longer than the spinous processes above them, which results in a "bump" at the cervicothoracic junction which is actually normal.
Nothing needs to be done about that.
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Lipoma

A lipoma is a slow-growing, fatty lump that's most often situated between your skin and the underlying muscle layer. Often a lipoma is easy to identify because it moves readily with slight finger pressure.
It's doughy to touch and usually not tender. A lipoma isn't cancer and is usually harmless. If it does bother you the only to take out surgically.

In brief: Lipoma

A lipoma is a slow-growing, fatty lump that's most often situated between your skin and the underlying muscle layer. Often a lipoma is easy to identify because it moves readily with slight finger pressure.
It's doughy to touch and usually not tender. A lipoma isn't cancer and is usually harmless. If it does bother you the only to take out surgically.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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