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Neck Lump

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  • Posted By: Mom2jesserfly
  • August 31, 2008
  • 03:07 AM

My 14 year old neice since she was born has had a golf ball size buldge in her neck. It doesn't hurt her but her neck mobility is effected. She can't turn her head as far as she can in the other direction. Pediatricians were never concerned about it.

She is 14 now, as I said and she had to get her toncils removed. She went in for the surgery and they gave her general anasticia and were getting ready when the lump in her neck began to spasm. It was pulling her whole head to the side. This went on for 10 minutes and they cancelled the surgery and brought her out of it. They sent her for many tests and scans and all came back fine. The Dr.s are really confused but do not want to continue until further testing is done at a children's hospital. They said they never had seen that ever before and it's really concerning. My neice had to wear a neck brace for a week because they wanted to reduce the stress on her neck(I guess it was like a charlie horse). She has suffered from migrains often.

She feels "like a freak" and is really upset about this. Any ideas on what you guys think may be going on? :confused:

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