Palpable cervical lymph nodes are common in children and are a frequent reason for presentation to both primary and secondary care. Enlarged lymph nodes are most commonly the result of self-limiting infection, and in children, are rarely the first indicator of a malignant process. This article presents an evidenced-based approach to evaluating these patients.
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Contributors Guarantor of integrity of the entire study: MP. Study concepts and design: MP. Literature research: AR, MP. Clinical studies: n/a. Experimental studies/data analysis: n/a. Statistical analysis: n/a. Manuscript preparation: AR, GB, AP, AMJ, MP. Manuscript editing: AR, AMJ, MP.
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; internally peer reviewed.