Under general anesthesia, an incision is made to biopsy or remove an abnormal neck mass. Absorbable
sutures or tissue glue is used and the extracted tissue is sent to the pathology lab. Occasionally a drain
is placed beneath the incision area. This procedure may take up to one hour.
This operation is a relatively painless one that may result in some discomfort in the days following the
procedure; however, pain should subside over the next two or three days. Patients may resume normal
activity in as little as one day afterward, and there are no dietary restrictions
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