PEM Playbook – Neck Masses In Children
- Apr 23rd, 2021
- Tim Horeczko
Originally published at Pediatric Emergency Playbook on October 1, 2019 – Visit to listen to accompanying podcast. Reposted with permission.
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The Rule of 3s:
3 minutes — Traumatic
3 days — Inflammatory
3 months — Neoplastic
3 years — Congenital
3 Minutes? Traumatic
3 Days? Inflammatory
3 Months? Neoplastic
3 Years? Congenital
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