Vol. 11 No. 4, 2009

Table of Contents


Stratifying Risk for Malignancy Using Microcalciication Descriptors from the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System 4th Edition: Experience in a Single Centre in Hong Kong

Full Article

KKK Chan, CY Lui, T Chu, KK Chan, AT Yan, K Wong, PY Fung, LK Chan, HS Lam

Hong Kong J Radiol 2009;11:149-53

Objective: To evaluate whether categorisation of microcalcification descriptors based on the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System 4th edition can stratify the risk for malignancy using pathology results of biopsies as the gold standard.

Incidence, Causes, and Implications of Unsuccessful Calciication Retrieval at Stereotactic Breast Biopsy - 5 Years' Experience

Full Article

KMK Kwok, CY Lui, PYE Fung, LK Chan, HS Lam

Hong Kong J Radiol 2009;11:154-60

Objective: To determine the incidence, causes, and implications of calcification retrieval failure at stereotactic breast biopsy.


Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome Demonstrated by Computed Tomography

Full Article

A Hegde, SB Desai

Hong Kong J Radiol 2009;11:161-3

Superior mesenteric artery syndrome is caused by narrowing of the angle between the aorta and the superior mesenteric artery, resulting in compression of the third part of the duodenum. This report is of an elderly emaciated woman who presented with a history

Pulmonary Epithelioid Haemangioendothelioma

Full Article

JSF Shum, SSW Lo, CWH Yeung, TM Chan, NL Sy, CS Cheng, KY Lau

Hong Kong J Radiol 2009;11:164-7

This report is of a patient with pulmonary epithelioid haemangioendothelioma, a rare neoplasm. This report highlights the potential multicentric nature of this disease, which can be easily mistaken for widespread metastasis of unknown primary or granulomatous

An Unusual Presentation of Acute Appendicitis Complicated by Portal and Mesenteric Thrombophlebitis

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V Lai, HY Lau, WC Chan, CS Wong

Hong Kong J Radiol 2009;11:168-71

Portal and mesenteric thrombophlebitis is a well-documented but rare complication of acute appendicitis. The condition is caused by ascending infection and is potentially life threatening. Prompt diagnosis and treatment with surgery, antibiotics, and anticoagulants are

Bone Metastases from Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour: Correlation with Positron Emission Tomography - VComputed Tomography

Full Article

TYC Chu, CS Wong

Hong Kong J Radiol 2009;11:172-5

Bone metastasis from gastrointestinal stromal tumour is a rare outcome of this uncommon disease. This report is of a 73-year-old man with gastrointestinal stromal tumour who developed bone metastases after complete tumour resection. The condition is worthy of

The Role of Chemical Shift Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the Diagnosis of Focal Fatty Replacement of the Pancreas

Full Article

HS Fung, S Lau, KS Tse, JWC Wai, WK Wong, KW Tang, SCH Chan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2009;11:176-8

Focal fatty replacement of the pancreas is a rare benign disease that has been associated with obesity, diabetes mellitus, chronic pancreatitis, hereditary pancreatitis, and obstruction of the pancreatic duct. This report of a 48-year-old woman with focal fatty

An Unusual Cause of Spinal Cord Myelopathy

Full Article

CP Ding, J George, K Jayarani, P Jayalakshmi

Hong Kong J Radiol 2009;11:179-82

Brown tumour (osteitis fibrosa cystica) occurring in the spine causing myelopathy is rare. This report is of a man with brown tumour of the spine, who presented with sudden backache and progressive lower limb weakness leading to a preliminary diagnosis of metastasis.

Haglund Syndrome - a Characteristic Cause of Posterior Heel Pain

Full Article

EHY Hung, WK Kwok, MMP Tong

Hong Kong J Radiol 2009;11:183-5

This report is of a 48-year-old man with a painful swelling of the left heel, who was diagnosed with Haglund syndrome. The characteristic radiographical and magnetic resonance imaging features are described.

Puerperal Ovarian Vein Thrombosis

Full Article

MMP Tong, AWH Ng, EHY Hung

Hong Kong J Radiol 2009;11:186-9

Puerperal ovarian vein thrombosis is an uncommon disease. This report describes a 37-year-old woman who presented with postpartum fever and right lower abdominal pain. Multidetector computed tomography scan showed extensive right ovarian vein thrombosis with