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Images in paediatrics
Hourglass neck mass
  1. Petros Koltsidopoulos1,
  2. Charalampos Skoulakis2
  1. 1 Department of Otolaryngology, General Hospital of Volos, Volos, Greece
  2. 2 Department of Otolaryngology, University Hospital of Larissa, Larissa, Greece
  1. Correspondence to Dr. Petros Koltsidopoulos, Department of Otolaryngology, General Hospital of Volos, Volos 382 22, Greece; petkoltsid{at}yahoo.gr

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A 12-year-old girl was referred with a 3-month history of a mass in the floor of the mouth and a swelling in the submental area. She had difficulty in chewing and swallowing solid foods. Examination revealed a solitary bluish mass in the left side of the floor of the mouth (figure 1A). It was non-tender, fluctuant, soft in consistency and non-mobile. The overlying mucosa showed no secondary changes. There were no inflammatory signs or associated lymphadenopathy. The …

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  • Contributors PK: conception, acquisition of data, design, drafting the article, final approval of the version to be published. CS: revising the article, final approval of the version to be published.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Parental/guardian consent obtained.

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