Differential diagnosis of neck mass
-kikuchi’s disease / histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis
-carotid body tumor
-carotid artery aneurtysm
-metastatic thyroid carcinoma
-metastasis from squamous cell carcinoma in mouth, pharynx, larynx and upper esophagus
-thyroglossal duct cyst
-branchial cleft cyst
-reactive lymphadenopathy such as pharyngitis, tuberculosis, lymphadenitis, cat scratch disease, lyme disease
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