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Neck Mass Removal

Neck Mass Removal: Removal of deep masses from the neck, generally enlarged lymph nodes or cysts, as well as the submandibular salivary glands, are usually removed under general anesthesia (rarely under local) in an ambulatory setting if drain use is not planned, and in a hospital OR if drain use is anticipated.

Depending on the exact anatomic location of the mass, at-risk cranial motor nerves may be monitored during surgery. Neck dissection is the removal of the lymph node-containing fatty tissue of the neck as part of the management of cancer. This is always performed in a hospital setting.