What will the ENT be looking for at my upcoming appointment?

Question by Skyler: What will the ENT be looking for at my upcoming appointment?
Hello, here is a quick rundown of what is going on. In the very beginning of Dec2012 I noticed a lump on the left side of my neck. It is very hard, non-movable, and completely painless. After a little bit of research I figured it was just a swollen lymph node and I decided to give it a few weeks before I would bother a doctor about it. I ended up seeing my doctor on 26Dec12 and he concluded that it was a lymph node, and that we would wait six weeks before our next visit to see if it goes down. I saw my doctor around 13Feb13 because it felt like it had actually increased in size and he agreed that it has gotten bigger, so he ordered an ultrasound. I recieved the ultrasound on 20Feb13 and I just received my results last week. According to the Radiologist that reviewed my results, he/she concluded that it is a 1.5cm, partially calcified mass in my neck. That is about all of the information that my doctor gave me, he is now referring me to an ENT specialist and I just recieved the information from my insurance company. It says that the following things have been approved-

-Nasal Endoscopy
-Pure tone hearing test
-Diagnostic Laryngoscopy

I realize that the ENT might not actually do these procedures, but if he/she does, what exactly are they looking for? I haven’t had any other test for this such as blood work, X-rays etc. My doctor said that the ENT might do a CT scan on me, but I guess thats something that I’ll find out at my appointment. But if anyone give me some insight on what they will be looking for it would be greatly appreciated!


Best answer:

Answer by Denisedds
They would just be looking to see if there is anything abnormal in those areas. It is always better to look at something directly if you can.

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