The development of a neck lump may have a number of different causes. In children they are often related to an infective or inflammatory cause. However, the appearance of a new neck lump in someone over 40, particularly if they are a smoker, generally requires fairly urgent medical review. All patients should see their GP if they become aware of any new neck mass. Often a patient may require a scan of the neck, and possibly a biopsy.
Dr Hodge has completed a subspecialty fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery. She is thus experienced in the assessment and management of head and neck lumps, and can development an appropriate treatment plan for you.