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Toddler's Neck Lesion Has Parents Concerned - Let's Diagnose

oct29quiz.jpgParents of a 10-month-old girl went to the pediatrician when they noticed a single erythematous lesion on the midline of her neck. They were concerned that she seemed to be having some trouble swallowing her food and had noticed that she sounded a little hoarse when happily babbling to them. Otherwise, she hadn’t expressed any discomfort.

Could it be an epidermoid cyst? Dermoid cyst? Cutaneous cartilaginous rest of the neck? Thyroglossal duct cyst?

Check out the differential we created in VisualDx.

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