139860 - How to Treat quiz: Neck lumps in adults
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How to Treat quiz: Neck lumps in adultsRelevance to General Practice
A new neck lump in an adult patient is a common presentation in general practice.
Neck lumps are a notoriously challenging presentation and may be caused by a wide spectrum of aetiologies, including infective, inflammatory and neoplastic processes, which require specific management.
In many cases, several differential diagnoses remain following history and examination. Fear of missing a crucial diagnosis may lead to unnecessary investigations and specialist referrals.