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Neck Mass in Adults

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Disclaimer is Guideline attempts to define principles of practice that should produce high-quality patient care. It is applicable to specialists, primary care, and providers at all levels. is Guideline should not be considered exclusive of other methods of care reasonably directed at obtaining the same results. e ultimate judgment concerning the propriety of any course of conduct must be made by the clinician aer consideration of each individual patient situation. Neither IGC, the medical associations, nor the authors endorse any product or service associated with the distributor of this clinical reference tool. Abbreviations CT, computerized tomography; FNA, fine needle aspiration; HNSCC, squamous cell carcinoma; MRI, magnetic resonance imaging Source Pynnonen, MA, Gillespie, MB, Rosenfeld RM, et al. Clinical Practice Guideline: Evaluation of the Neck Mass in Adult. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017; 157 (2 Suppl):S1-S30. 106 Commerce Street, Suite 105 Lake Mary, FL 32746 TEL: 407.878.7606 • FAX: 407.878.7611 Order additional copies at GuidelineCentral.com Copyright © 2017 All rights reserved AAOHNSNEC1783a Evidence Quality and Recommendation Grades a Evidence Quality for: Recommendation Treatment and Harm Diagnosis Strength A High-quality randomized clinial trials (RCTs) Systematic review of consistent cross-sectional studies S Strong recommendation B Consistent RCTs Consistent individual cross-sectional studies R Recommendation C Observational studies Nonconsecutive studies, case-control studies, or other studies of poor quality O Option D Case reports, consensus opinions X Exceptional situations with clear benefit a See full text guidelines for details.

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