An 80 year old female was admitted with an eight week history of fever associated with painful swelling of her right thigh, and a long history of poor dentition. Culture of blood stained fluid aspirated from the abscess grew Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans (Aa) sensitive to ampicillin and cephalosporins. Transoesophageal echocardiography indicated… (More)
Primary rectal melanoma is rare and only represents up to 4% of anorectal malignancies. The prognosis of such a diagnosis is significantly different to a metastatic melanoma deposit in the anorectal area and therefore differentiation between the two is of the utmost importance with regards to initial treatment and long-term management. Various… (More)
We present the case of an 80-year old man with a Stanford Type A dissecting thoracic aortic aneurysm plus the unusual CT finding of extramural haemorrhage along the pulmonary vessels. The clinical and radiological picture has an extremely high mortality.