Head and neck cancers in childhood are rare, but congenital cysts and infections occur with some regularity. The management of these problems requires special training and ongoing experience in the complex surgical anatomy of a child’s head and neck area.

The Section of Pediatric Otolaryngology at Cleveland Clinic has extensive experience in the care of children with head and neck problems such as craniofacial anomalies, pediatric neck masses(malignant and benign), branchial cleft cysts, thyroglossal duct cysts, lymphovascular malformations, hemangiomas, and parotid tumors.

We provide emergency services for children with acute head and neck infections that need urgent medical and surgical treatment, working closely with our colleagues in pediatric infectious disease in order to achieve rapid resolution of the infection. We also work closely with our pediatric oncologists in rendering state-of-the-art care for those children who require surgical resection of tumors in the head and neck region.