What are head and neck tumors?
Also known as: Head and neck cancer, head and neck masses, cysts, etc.
Head and neck growths, tumors or masses in children are usually benign (non-cancerous), but can be malignant (a cancer which spreads).
Most of these benign growths are caused by infection, inflammation, fluid collections (cysts) or neoplasms (tumors) that are not life-threatening.
Malignant tumors of the head and neck, while serious and can potentially spread are often treatable. Frequent areas for head and neck masses include the nose/sinuses, throat (tonsils and adenoids), neck (lymph nodes, cysts) or brain, among other areas.
Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP
This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM
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