Neck lumps are extremely common and in the vast majority of cases are benign. They can be found anywhere on the next and may be soft or hard, asymptomatic or painful and tender to the touch.
Neck lumps have many possible causes, so a diagnosis will be made on both the features of the neck lump itself and any associated symptoms.
Mr. Dhanasekar would examine the neck lumps and do a full ENT examination including flexible laryngoscopy in clinic as part of assessment. He would request investigations such as Ultrasound scan with or without a needle biopsy test which is called as FNAC [Fine Needle aspiration Cytology], CT or MRI scan depending on the presentation. Once diagnosis is made with all the necessary investigations he would initiate treatment accordingly. This might be just reassurance and regular monitoring or could be surgery and further treatment.