The top-hat and watershed algorithms of mathematical morphology have been applied to detect automatically and segment microcalcifications on mammograms digitized to a pixel resolution of 40 microns using a CCD camera. The database comprised 38 cases from the breast assessment clinic in Liverpool. For all cases, both craniocaudal (CC) and lateral oblique… (More)
INTRODUCTION Mycobacterium fortuitum is a rapidly growing group of nontuberculous mycobacteria more common in patients with genetic or acquired causes of immune deficiency. There have been few published reports of Mycobacterium fortuitum associated with breast infections mainly associated with breast implant and reconstructive surgery. CASE PRESENTATION… (More)
This case demonstrates how hyperpigmentation of the nipple due to Paget's disease can imitate malignant melanoma presenting a diagnostic dilemma. A 62-year-old woman was referred by her GP to the West Sussex Breast Unit with a pigmented lesion on her left nipple that had been increasing in size for six months. She had recently moved back to the UK after… (More)
Synovial sarcomas are a rare form of soft tissue sarcomas. We present a case of a 62 year-old male presenting with a left thyroid lump initially though to be a thyroid adenoma but subsequently diagnosed as a monophasic synovial sarcoma of the pharynx. We discuss the diagnosis and treatment of this case.
Primitive neuroectodermal tumour (PNET) is a rare tumour mainly found in children under ten years old. It may be broadly categorised into those occurring from the central or peripheral nervous system of which the majority arise centrally. We report a 61 year-old lady who had previous lobular breast cancer presenting with a rapidly expanding lesion in her… (More)
Splenic artery aneurysms are rare. We discuss a case of a 58-year-old gentleman presenting with collapse and shock secondary to spontaneous splenic artery aneurysm rupture. Patient underwent laparotomy and splenectomy then discharged home within a week of presentation.