The differential diagnosis of a neck mass can be overwhelming, even for an experienced clinician. a thorough knowledge of head and neck anatomy is most helpful.
Jason Fowler works in a private otolaryngology practice in Meadville, Pennsylvania. Ryan Marovich practices in the Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh Medical center (UPMc), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Jonas Johnson is professor and chair of the Department of Otolaryngology at UPMc and is a past president of the american academy of Otolaryngology-head and Neck Surgery. The authors have indicated no relationships to disclose relating to the content of this article.