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Charting Pediatrics

May 8, 2018

On today's episode, we're discussing the diagnosis and management of neck masses in children. Joining us is Melissa Scholes, MD, Director of the Pediatric Balance and Vestibular Disorders Clinic at Children's Colorado.

In this episode:

  • Common presentations of neck masses in children
  • The questions pediatricians should be asking when they encounter a neck mass
  • The various locations and types of neck masses that can be found
  • How to evaluate and address the consistency of a neck mass
  • What information in the child's history is particularly important to look at
  • The increase in head and neck malignancies in children today
  • Possible lab tests and imaging for neck masses in children
  • When pediatricians should send children to an ENT clinic
  • Antibiotics and treatments to consider for infectious neck masses
  • Infectious lymph nodes and the possibilities of them going viral