A Lump In The Neck That Reappears After Surgery?
Noon ,, I want to ask ,, I have a child aged 64mth at this time ,, there is a lump under his neck ,, previously it was operated by a pediatric surgeon, but now the lump is still there and festering, how come the lump can again after surgery ,, is there a solution other than the operation again ,, tks
Hello Hilda, thank you for consulting us at HealthReplies.com.
In general, neck lumps can be caused by conditions such as the following:
swelling of the thyroid gland, swelling of the lymph nodes due to a throat infection, or dental infection, respiratory infection, tuberculosis, etc. the growth of cysts located on the neck, stones in the salivary glands, cancer and many other things. From the explanation you have given, we did not get any information about the lump in your child's neck whether it is due to infection, or due to swelling of certain tissues around the neck. Due to incomplete information, we submit it according to the most common occurrence of neck lumps in children, namely due to infection.
Lumps that grow back after surgery can very possibly happen, this can be influenced by several factors, namely:
There is a new infection that grows in the same area but with different germs causing a repeat infection occurring in the same area the operation is followed by further treatment that is not in accordance with the doctor's recommendation for cleaning the surgical wound that is not done properly and cleanly, thus allowing the occurrence re-infection Because there are many possibilities that cause the lump to reappear, it is better if you bring your child back to the doctor who performs treatment / surgery on your child, because he or she understands better the real situation of your child, and the surgical procedures that have been undertaken. the.
Meanwhile, to reduce complaints and prevent the condition / lump from getting worse, you can do the following:
keep the lump clean, compress the lump with warm water, if there is no open wound in the lump, fill your child with fluids so you don't have a fever, provide food with balanced nutrition so that the repair of the surgery wound will recover quickly, and the possibility of infection in the lump is not severe, give the child you get enough rest and reduce the time to play which is too draining of energy. That is the information we can convey, hopefully useful. Thanks.