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What is the treatment for swelling in left side of neck bone when suffering from cold and cough?

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i am 35 years male,i am having swelling near left side of neck bone from last 2 months and i am having light cold and cough from last two weeks ,please suggest what i have to do for treatment.
Posted Fri, 14 Feb 2014 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Shailja Puri 54 minutes later
Brief Answer: Ultrasound and aspiration cytology required Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query On XXXXXXX A swelling on left side of neck can be a soft tissue swelling or a bony lesion. An ultrasound of neck needs to be done to determine the site and origin of the swelling. After knowing the site and origin of the lesion, an aspiration cytology of the lesion needs to be done. In aspiration cytology, cells are aspirated using a thin needle. These cells are spread on slide and stained. The stained cells are examined microscopically to determine the nature and character of the swelling. Further management can be planned after the result of the investigations is received. You need to consult your physician for clinical examination, relevant investigations and then management. If you have more queries, I will be glad to answer. Dr Shailja P Wahal
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