A process in the head and neck often drains to regional lymph nodes. The location of the affected node(s) may suggest the possible site of origin for this process.
Possible Sites of Origin
skin of lower face, lip, oral cavity
tonsil, base of tongue, parotid gland
hypopharynx, larynx, thyroid gland
hypopharynx, larynx, thyroid gland, sites outside of the head and neck (lung, breast, GI tract, GU tract)
scalp, nasopharynx, malignant lymphoma
larynx, thyroid gland
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Purpose: To evaluate a patient with an enlarged lymph node in the neck.
Specialty: Otolaryngology, Hematology Oncology
Objective: other testing