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Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
Lump in neck
I woke up one morning and noticed a small enlarged lump on my neck right below my ear lobe. It is hard and does not move. I have been told this could be my lymph nodes, but what I need to know is what causes this and what it can be?
It could be a lymph node, which can be enlarged from infection or tumor. It could also be a tumor of the parotid salivary (spit) gland in that area. You should see an ENT or your regular doctor for evalution.
David L Steward, MD
Professor of Otolaryngology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati