Vol. 7, Issue 4 (2018)
Neck mass management, an interventional study
Dr. Jamal Abed Hasan
Background: The neck is the transitional area between the cranium superiorly and the clavicles inferiorly that joins the head to the trunk and limbs, it serves as a major conduit for structures passing between them, in addition, several important organs with unique functions are located here. Objectives: To diagnose the causes of the neck swelling. Method: This is an interventional study on 100 patients with neck swelling from the period of January 2017 to January 2018. Results: One hundred patients were studied, 60 female (60%) and 40 male (40%), and female to male ratio was 1.5:1. The age ranged from 1 to 70 years, with a mean age of 30 years + 5 years. The majority being in the third decade of life constituting 25 patients (25%). Also our study showed that the causes of the neck masses are inflammatory 50 patients (50%), benign and neoplastic masses of the thyroid gland 25 patients (25%), neoplastic lesion 12 patients (12%), congenital masses 8 patients (8%) and miscellaneous 5 patients (5%).
How to cite this article:
Dr. Jamal Abed Hasan. Neck mass management, an interventional study. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(4):735-737.