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Newborn having a lump on the neck. Causes?

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hi i have a 8 days old daughter and just noticed lump on her left side neck half way between his ear and his chin.
what else could cause the neck swelling

Posted Thu, 3 May 2012 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 2 hours later
Thanks for posting your query.
A lump on the side of the neck of an 8day old baby can be a congenital cyst.
There are many other possibilities also like lipoma, swollen neck glands, etc but these can only be ruled out after proper physical examination.
So I suggest you please visit your pediatrician, who after examining your daughter will direct you further regarding the investigations and appropriate referrals as required.
Hope this answers your query. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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