What Could Cause Swelling On The Back Of The Neck?

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A neck lump is any lump, bump, or swelling in the neck.

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Lump in the neck


There are many causes of lumps in the neck. The most frequently seen lumps or swellings are enlarged lymph nodes. These can be caused by bacterial or viral infections, cancer (malignancy), or other rare causes.

Enlargement of the salivary glands under the jaw may be caused by infection or cancer. Lumps in the muscles of the neck -- almost always in the front of the neck -- are caused...

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