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Parotid Neoplasm Question

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I have a 11mm neoplasm in my parotid gland. Was not visible on CT-scan, but visible on ultrasound. Had FNA done with cytology results of heterogeneous population of lymphoid cells and scattered histiocytes. The findings favor a reactive (intraparotid) lymph node and suggest clinical and radiological correlation. My ENT recommended against surgery and said that in the meantime we'd monitor it and schedule a three-month follow-up. He said it was up to me if I wanted to get RPMI flow cytometry, but he didn't think I needed it, so I haven't gotten it. I like/trust my ENT, but I think it's always good to get a second opinion. I have a few questions:
1) Should I pursue getting RPMI flow cytometry or having anything else done?
2) What could be causing this?
3) What are the differences between a neoplasm, tumor and lymph node- if any?

I'd really appreciate any input/advice you have to offer. Thank you!
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