Vol. 13 No. 1, 2010

Table of Contents


Pre-procedure Prognostic Factors to Predict Survival of Patients after Radiofrequency Ablation of Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Full Article

WSW Chan, SS Chiu, DHY Cho, SK Kei, WL Poon, SH Luk, CC Cheung

Hong Kong J Radiol 2010;13:3-11

Objective: This study evaluated the clinical, biochemical, and imaging characteristics to identify pre-ablative prognostic factors for the survival of patients undergoing radiofrequency ablation of hepatocellular carcinoma. Radiofrequency ablation has now been

Retrospective Clinico-pathological Study of Germ Cell Tumours Managed in a Single Institution

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AKC Leung, KH Au, HY Yiu, YL Kwok, VC Sin, WL Leung, KC Ngan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2010;13:12-22

Objective: To study the clinico-pathological characteristics and outcome of germ cell tumours treated in the Department of Clinical Oncology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong.


Retroperitoneal Intramuscular Haemangioma: Imaging Features

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HA Hassan, SA Hamid

Hong Kong J Radiol 2010;13:23-5

Retroperitoneal intramuscular haemangiomas are quite rare. Interruption of the muscle layer by intramuscular cavernous haemangioma raised the suspicion of a soft tissue sarcoma. We discuss the radiological characteristics of a haemangioma compared to soft tissue

The Focal Hepatic ‘Hot Spot’ Sign of Superior Vena Cava Obstruction in Contrast-enhanced Computed Tomography

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J Joseph, H Narayanan, H Babu, A Praveen

Hong Kong J Radiol 2010;13:26-8

In patients with superior vena caval obstruction, computed tomography of the liver in its arterial or early portal phase may show abnormal hyperattenuation in segment IV of the left hepatic lobe. This abnormal enhancement is due to porto-systemic venous

Segmental Pulmonary Artery Dissection in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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DD Rasalkar, BK Paunipagar, WCW Chu

Hong Kong J Radiol 2010;13:29-31

We report a unique case of segmental pulmonary artery dissection in a 48-year-old female, with confirmed systemic lupus erythematosus and pulmonary hypertension. Several cardiopulmonary manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus have been

Melanocytic Hyperpigmentation of the Tongue from Low-dose Radiotherapy

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RJ Amdur, PR Sandow, A Yeung, WM Mendenhall

Hong Kong J Radiol 2010;13:32-5

Several of our patients developed patches of melanotic hyperpigmentation (black spots) in the mucosa of the tongue during radiotherapy for brain tumours. The purpose of this report was to describe a representative case with a literature review. A

Metastatic Thyroid Carcinoma Presenting with Spinal Cord Compression

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HA Hassan, SA Hamid

Hong Kong J Radiol 2010;13:36-9

Metastatic follicular thyroid carcinoma presenting with spinal cord compression is rare. We describe a 69-yearold woman who initially presented with gradual onset of bilateral lower limb weakness and numbness for 3 months. Her magnetic resonance image revealed

Tuberculosis of the Prostate and Seminal Vesicles

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J Joseph, H Narayanan, H Babu, A Praveen

Hong Kong J Radiol 2010;13:40-2

We report a rare manifestation of tuberculosis of the prostate and seminal vesicles without involvement of the rest of the genito-urinary tract. A 27-year-old male initially presented with clinical and laboratory evidence of pulmonary tuberculosis. Two weeks later, the

Breast Schistosomiasis Presenting as Mammographic Calcifications

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HHL Chau, APY Tang, GM Tse, TKF Ma, SK Chan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2010;13:43-5

A case of mammary schistosomiasis revealed by breast microcalcifications detected by mammography is reported. Although schistosomiasis can involve almost any organ, involvement of the breast is very rare. This case was diagnosed by stereotactic-guided


An Institutional Audit and Pictorial Review of Langerhans’ Cell Histiocytosis Presented with Intracranial Manifestations

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DD Rasalkar, C Tong, FWT Cheng, CK Li, BK Paunipagar, WCW Chu

Hong Kong J Radiol 2010;13:46-51

Objective: To review the intracranial manifestations and role of imaging in Langerhans’ cell histiocytosis.

Methods: This is a retrospective institutional review of clinical data and radiological findings of Langerhans’ cell histiocytosis patients