Head and Neck Care

In our pediatric ENT department, we care for children with a wide variety of head and neck masses. These include inflammatory lesions, congenital masses, and both benign and malignant neoplasms (new, abnormal growths). Our physicians who are specially trained in pediatric ear, nose, and throat care understand these conditions and their clinical presentations—and will work with you to properly diagnosis and manage your child’s mass.  

Our patients are seen jointly by our division as well as by our combined Head and Neck, Skull Base, and Reconstructive team. It is one of the important advantages of having children with head and neck tumors seen at an institution where there is such enormous “adult” experience in addition to a pediatric-focused care team. 

 We also work collaboratively with the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Unit at Mass General, which was the first hospital to develop and offer a highly specialized form of radiation treatment, known as proton beam irradiation. This has allowed us to acquire a great deal of experience and develop a unique expertise in the treatment of pediatric head and neck tumors. Your child will have access to the full complement of services offered at Mass General as well as Mass. Eye and Ear. 

Learn more about different types of masses we treat.

To make an appointment, you may email Dr. Christopher Hartnick, request one online, or call us at 617-573-3190.