Diagnosis and Management of the child with a localised facial swelling

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Facial swellings are a common condition presenting either acutely or chronically in childhood. Accurate diagnosis is essential to the provision of adequate treatment. Developing a good technique for making a diagnosis is important, as it will help prompt recognition of serious diseases, adding to the improvement of outcome.

This article uses a practical approach to aid diagnosis, provides clues to aid the interpretation of data obtained from clinical examination, summarises the most common causes of facial swelling in children, and outlines the current views on their management.

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