Malignant growths can be associated with cancers of the head and neck originating from the oral cavity, oropharynx, throat, or thyroid
Other cancers, such as lymphoma, can also present with a neck mass.
At your consultation, the UMOMSA faculty will perform a detailed history and clinical exam that may also include the use of a specialized fiberoptic camera to look at structures within the mouth and throat
Patients will likely require imaging with CT scan, MRI, or ultrasound to help visualize the neck mass
A biopsy may be performed in the office setting using a needle technique or with an open surgical technique in the operating room under general anesthesia as an outpatient day case
University of Maryland Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates