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June 1977

Headdress: Unrecognized Cause of Neck Mass

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Section of Otolaryngology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1977;103(6):336-337. doi:10.1001/archotol.1977.00780230058007

• The principal lymphatic drainage of the scalp is into the posterior cervical lymph chain. Recent experiences in the differential diagnosis of neck mass have implicated the scalp as a common source of cervical lymphadenopathy. Specific attention is drawn to a popular ethnic headdress called "corn-rows" as a source of dependent lymphadenitis.

(Arch Otolaryngol 103:336-337, 1977)

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