Menino’s medical history

Mayor Thomas M. Menino has been hospitalized at least 11 times since taking office in 1993. Some of his previous ailments:

 Swelling and pain in lower legs and feet

 Surgery to repair drooping eyelids, a condition called ptosis


 A broken toe

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 Minor surgery to remove a cancerous growth — basal cell carcinoma — from nose

 Surgery on both knees

 Hospitalized for cellulitis, a bacterial infection in left elbow, contracted on trip to Italy

 Diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, an intestinal inflammation


 Surgery on back for a rare form of skin cancer, dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans