Vol. 10 No. 2, 2007

Table of Contents


Analysis of Cervical Cancer in Chinese Patients Treated with Chemoradiation or Radiotherapy Alone

Full Article

CY Choi, WT Ng, ATY Chang, IS Soong, AWM Lee

Hong Kong J Radiol 2007;10:51-8

Aim: A retrospective review was performed to compare chemoradiation and radiotherapy alone for the treatment of carcinoma of the cervix in a Hong Kong Chinese population.

Patients and Methods: 208 Chinese patients with carcinoma of the cervix stage I to IVA


Suture Granuloma following Inguinal Herniorrhaphy Mimicking Urachal Tumour

Full Article

GC Gan, ML Wastie

Hong Kong J Radiol 2007;10:59-61

A suture or stitch granuloma is a recognised complication of surgical procedures. This entity needs to be considered in a patient with a previous history of surgery presenting with a mass, as it may simulate a soft-tissue tumour. Although inguinal hernias and their repair

Endoluminal Stent Placement in the Management of Recurrent Carotid Blowout Syndrome

Full Article

JJ Kasthoori, O Nawawi

Hong Kong J Radiol 2007;10:62-5

This report is of a patient with acute carotid blowout syndrome that was managed successfully with emergency placement of a covered stent. A 68-year-old man with carcinoma of the tongue had been treated surgically and underwent repeated radiotherapy for

Peripheral Neuropathy: Clinical Diagnosis of POEMS Syndrome and Treatment with Radiotherapy

Full Article

AWY Ng, KK Yuen, SY Tung, SK O

Hong Kong J Radiol 2007;10:66-9

POEMS syndrome is a rare paraneoplastic syndrome of plasma cell dyscrasia. Since this is a potentially fatal and devastating disease, prompt diagnosis and appropriate treatment is essential. This report is of a young woman who presented with peripheral

Pyogenic Infection of the Sacroiliac Joint Complicated by Iliacus Abscess in a Paediatric Patient

Full Article

SK Kei, CC Chan, MK Yuen, JCS Chan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2007;10:70-3

Pyogenic sacroiliitis is a rare disease entity, comprising only 1% to 2% of cases of osteomyelitis and septic arthritis. Clinical symptoms and signs are usually non-specific and may result in delayed diagnosis. This report is of a 15-year-old girl with pyogenic sacroiliitis and

Myocardial Infarction with Ruptured Left Ventricle

Full Article

KY Kwok, KS Tse, SSM Lo, TK Tsang, AMW Wai, HS Fung, SCH Chan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2007;10:74-6

Myocardial rupture is one of the major complications of myocardial infarction. This report is of a patient with myocardial rupture complicating myocardial infarction. As well as reviewing the clinical details of myocardial rupture, the ability of contrast computed

Superior Mesenteric Arteriovenous Fistula: an Unusual Cause of Ascites

Full Article

KK Wong, JSW Wong, WK Tso, KS Tai

Hong Kong J Radiol 2007;10:77-80

Superior mesenteric arteriovenous fistulae are rare. They are usually associated with previous penetrating abdominal trauma or surgery. Patients may present with ascites or gastrointestinal bleeding. This report is of a patient with postoperative refractory ascites.

Fibrolipomatous Hamartoma of the Median Nerve

Full Article

CK So, KF Tam, CY Lui, CM Lee

Hong Kong J Radiol 2007;10:81-4

This report is of a 64-year-old woman with a fibrolipomatous hamartoma of the median nerve who presented with recent enlargement of a right palm mass that had been present for more than 30 years. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated pathognomonic

Fluoroscopic-guided Biopsy for Pathological Fracture of C2: Transoral Approach

Full Article

AKP Wu, Y Wong, YW Wong

Hong Kong J Radiol 2007;10:85-7

Biopsy of the cervical spine poses special problems because of the proximity to many vital organs with the potential for bleeding and damage to nerves and spinal structures. Although the transoral approach to the atlanto-axial region is generally an open surgical


Contrast Material Extravasation: Appearances on Helical Computed Tomography

Full Article

VV Marwah, S Govil, A Kalyanpur

Hong Kong J Radiol 2007;10:88-94

Contrast material extravasation on a computed tomography image invariably indicates disruption of vascular structures, bowel, or the urinary tract. The pattern of contrast material extravasation often allows exact anatomic localisation of the site of haemorrhage or