Jefferson University Hospitals

Neck Mass

There are often no associated symptoms of neck masses, other than finding a lump on your own or by your physician. There are many causes of neck mass, including infectious, cancerous and congenital. The larger the mass, the harder the mass or the more likely it could be malignant (cancerous), the earlier you should see an otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat physician) at Jefferson.

Rated among the best in the nation for Ear, Nose and Throat by U.S.News & World Report, our otolaryngologists will conduct a thorough history and physical examination as well as a fine needle biopsy, which has proven to be the most useful procedure in diagnosing neck masses.

Depending on the results of your examination and tests, our otolaryngologists will discuss the various treatment options and formulate an individualized treatment plan to best address your particular needs.