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Investigating a neck lump

28th May 2020


Neck lumps are one of the commonest cause of presentation to both primary and secondary care. Regardless of specialty you are unlikely to encounter masses in the neck in almost all the medical field and a sound knowledge of how to manage them greatly help your patients. Finally they are a very common topic in undergraduate and postgraduate exams.

By the end you should have an idea of how to systematically approach a neck lump and try to form a differential by knowing it’s anatomical location.


Mr Shahab Khan

Mr Shad Khan is Consultant Endocrine & General Surgeon based at the Oxford University Hospitals.
He completed his surgical training in London before embarking upon a fellowship in the prestigious Oxford Endocrine Unit.
He now practices as a Consultant Surgeon in Oxford and in London specialising in endocrine (thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal gland) and general surgery (hernia and gallbladder surgery).
He works for various charities and performs hernia surgery in Africa and South America.

Mr Shad Khan has published books in surgical training and book chapters in endocrine surgery.
He has also been published regularly in areas of endocrine surgery.
Mr Khan regularly presents and teaches at the British Association of Endocrine & Thyroid Surgeons (BAETS) and European Association of Endocrine Surgeons (ESES) international meetings.


Mr Michael Silva

Michael Silva is a Consultant Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic (HPB) and General Surgeon at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Mr Silva is the Training Programme Director for Higher Surgical Trainees (General Surgery) in the Oxford Deanery - Health Education England - Thames Valley.

Mr Silva is Director of the Surgical Advisory Network in the UK for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He also was Regional Surgical Advisor for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh for Oxfordshire from 2013-2017. He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and is also a Clinical Lecturer at Worcester College, Oxford University.



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