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Neck Lumps

Neck Lumps - Symptoms

Neck Lumps - How to prevent?

Neck Lumps - Diagnosis

What tests should I go for?

If you find a lump in a neck that you are worried about, the first step you take is to get it checked by a doctor. Depending on what he finds, he may order one or more of the following tests:

  1. Imaging Tests
    Depending on the condition, the doctor may order one or more imaging tests to investigate the lump. These tests can include:
    • Ultrasound scans
    • X-rays
    • Computer Tomographic (CT) scans
    • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans
    • Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scans

  2. Fine-needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC)
    Your doctor may advise you to undergo a biopsy to evaluate the lump if he feels it is needed.
    A fine-needle aspiration biopsy is a procedure where the doctor will pass a small needle through the lump to aspirate some cells for the lump for further testing. To improve accuracy, most FNAC are performed under ultrasound guidance.

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