Vol. 12 No. 3, 2010

Table of Contents


Mortality within 30 Days for Patients Older than 70 Years Receiving Chemotherapy: a Single-institution Retrospective Analysis

Full Article

RB Goody, ES Choong, J Calderwood, SJM Law, G Mazdai, GG Hanna, JJA McAleer

Hong Kong J Radiol 2010;12:95-102

Objective: The average life expectancy in western populations is increasing, as is the incidence of malignancy in older people. Historically, most chemotherapy clinical trials exclude patients older than 70 years from enrolment, so information on complications

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Measurements of Optic Sheath to Optic Nerve Diameter Ratio for the Diagnosis of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

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SS Lingawi

Hong Kong J Radiol 2010;12:103-6

Objective: To evaluate the usefulness of optic sheath–optic nerve diameter ratio for the diagnosis of idiopathic intracranial hypertension.

Methods: This study included 45 patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension and 19 healthy volunteers as a control

Radiation Dose Survey: Comparison between New-generation Computed Tomography and 64-slice Multidetector Computed Tomography

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GG Lo, JKF Chan, CW Lau, H Geng, SK Yu

Hong Kong J Radiol 2010;12:107-12

Objective: To evaluate the radiation dose benefit of new-generation computed tomography compared with 64-slice multidetector computed tomography.

Methods: In this retrospective study, the radiation doses for patients undergoing new-generation computed tomography


Bone Metastasis as the First Presentation of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

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KW Leung, JLY Leung, ANL Sy, CS Cheng, KF Chan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2010;12:113-6

This report is of a patient with multifocal bilobar hepatocellular carcinoma who presented with bone pain related to bone metastasis. Radiograph of the pelvis showed an expansile osteolytic bone lesion in the right superior pubic ramus. Review of the literature

Colonic Perforation during Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy Treated Conservatively

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M Tan, P Uei, PS Jaywantraj, D Wong

Hong Kong J Radiol 2010;12:117-21

Colonic perforation is a rare complication occurring during percutaneous nephrostomy. This report describes a patient with this complication, which was clinically silent. The patient was treated by conversion of the nephrostomy to a colostomy, followed by

Decubital Ischaemic Fasciitis: a Rare Pseudosarcoma

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CK So, OC Li, SK Kei, MK Yuen

Hong Kong J Radiol 2010;12:122-6

This report is of a patient with decubital ischaemic fasciitis. A 64-year-old woman presented with a right buttock mass for 1 month. She had a past history of a malignant fibrous histiocytoma at the right forearm, which had been treated. Ultrasound and magnetic

Multiple Intracranial Vascular Anomalies in a Patient with Hypoplasia/aplasia of the Internal Carotid Arteries, Moyamoya Collateralisation, and Aneurysms of the Posterior Fossa Circulation

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DD Rasalkar, WCW Chu, BK Paunipagar

Hong Kong J Radiol 2010;12:127-30

Bilateral agenesis, aplasia, and hypoplasia of the internal carotid arteries are rare congenital anomalies that are associated with aneurysms of the circle of Willis and dolichoectasia of the vertebrobasilar system. This report of a patient with ruptured posterior fossa

Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy in a Child as First Manifestation of Congenital Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection

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DD Rasalkar, WCW Chu, BK Paunipagar, ELW Fung

Hong Kong J Radiol 2010;12:131-5

This report is of a 13-year-old girl who presented with progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy as the first manifestation of congenital human immunodeficiency virus infection. Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy is a severe demyelinating disease of

Mesenteric Phlebosclerosis — Features on Plain Radiograph and Computed Tomography Scan

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KY Kwok, SSM Lo, HS Fung, TW Fan, WK Wong

Hong Kong J Radiol 2010;12:136-8

Mesenteric phlebosclerosis is also known as phlebosclerotic colitis. Mesenteric phlebosclerosis is a rare disease related to non–thrombotic stenosis or occlusion of mesenteric veins, which can lead to subsequent ischaemic colitis. This report presents the

Persistent Stapedial Artery: Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Features

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KY Kwok, SSM Lo, TK Tsang, TW Fan, TL Kwan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2010;12:139-42

Persistent stapedial artery is a rare congenital anomaly that has significant implications for middle ear operations. This report presents the imaging features — computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging — of persistent stapedial artery in a child with Noonan