Do you have a strange lump in your neck that won’t go away? A neck mass is an abnormal lump in your neck that can have a number of different medical causes and can be large and easy to see or very small and almost imperceptible. Children or adults can develop a mass in the neck.
Because the neck is such a complex part of your anatomy, a neck mass larger than your fingertip that has been present for more than several weeks should be checked out by a qualified ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist for proper diagnosis. Many times a neck mass is benign, but it’s always a good idea to have it evaluated.