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Clinical Analysis of the Neck Tumor

Sung Min Chung
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Department of Otolaryngology, College of Medicine, Ewha Womans University, Korea.

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Published Online: Jul 24, 2015


The neck mass is easily found by physical examination but diagnosis is so difficult that conclusive diagnosis can be reached only histopathologically.

Among the 65 cases of neck mass during last 2 years. 22 cases of neck tumor confirmed by histopathological examination was clinically analysed retrospetively.

The results were followings :

1) Of 65 cases, 11 cases( 16.9%) were benign tumor and 11 cases(16.9%) were malignancy.

2) The most frequent benign tumor was salivary gland tumor(45.5%) and malignant was metastatic(54.6%).

3) Male to female ratio was 1: 1.2 in benign tumor and 4.5:1 in malignant masses.

4) Benign tumor was frequent before fifth decades(72.7%), whereas malignancy was detected mostly after the patient of fifth decades(90.1%).

5) 90.1% of benign tumor was located at anterior triangle and 63.6% of malignancy was located at middle jugular lymph node group.

6) Primary sites of metastatic neck masses were larynx, nasopharynx. tongue, thyroid and salivary gland.

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