a1 Department of Otolaryngology, University of Cape Town, Republic of South Africa.
In general, malignancies presenting as abscesses are uncommon. We report on a patient that presented with a neck abscess originating in a cluster of metastatic lymph nodes from a primary squamous cell carcinoma arising in the thoracic oesophagus.
(Accepted July 02 1998)
c1 Address for correspondence: Dr M. A. Thorp, Department of Otolaryngology, Groote Schuur Hospital, Observatory 7925, Republic of South Africa.