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Neck Lumps

  

Most lumps and swellings under the skin are harmless and can be left alone.


Assessment

Causes include lymph nodes (reactive, malignant, tuberculous), cysts, salivary glands, thyroid swellings.

Referral

For neck lumps, salivary swellings and thyroid swellings, please consider whether the patient should be referred directly as a Two Week Wait. Otherwise you can refer through the Referral Support Service, marked “urgent” if necessary.

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Rugby Guidance  

Less urgent ones to ENT via the NHS eReferral service.

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