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Movable lump on the head. Should I be concerned?

I have a lump on the top of my skull close to my hair line. Found it several months ago. It s about half of a golf ball in size. It will move a bit side to side. Also Kind of hard, has no give to it It s just under the skin. Should I be worried. If so what type of Dr should I see? No pain. YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Fri, 23 Nov 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Sep 2012
Hello, welcome to HCM,
The lump in your scalp may be a lipoma or epidermal cyst or a benign or malignant adnexal neoplasm.
To diagnose it, you need a thorough clinical examination and do a Fine needle aspiration cytology from that particular swelling.
But, before doing a FNAC you need to do a X-Ray of skull to exclude any cranial extension.
So, consult with a general surgeon for clinical examination and ordering the investigations required.

Answered: Fri, 23 Nov 2012
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