A lump in the neck is a common problem presenting to clinicians. In most individuals, the new lump in the neck is noticed casually by the patient himself or by others. This lump without any associated symptoms may be the only indicator of underlying malignancy in the adult population. Here, we report one such case of a vague neck lump turning out to be lymphocyte-rich classical Hodgkin\'s lymphoma (HL). Lymphocyte-rich classical Hodgkin\'s lymphoma (LRCHL) is considered a rare subtype of HL having a relatively good prognosis.
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