Vol. 14 No. 1, 2011

Table of Contents


Stereotactic Biopsy of Thin Breasts: a Previously Unfeasible Task

CY Fong, WS Mak, CY Lui, HS Lam

Hong Kong J Radiol 2011;14:4-9

Objective: To illustrate a new standard on how an Air-Gap Technique could be practically adopted for stereotactic-guided core biopsy on thin Asian breasts (using a homemade foam board),

Quantity Insufficient Lesions in Ultrasonography-guided Fine-needle Aspiration Cytology of Breast Lesions

CKK Wong, SLA Fung

Hong Kong J Radiol 2011;14:10-4

Objective: To reassess 'quantity insufficient' fine-needle aspiration cytology breast lesions and explore ways to minimise such reporting.

Methods: Ultrasonography-guided fine-needle aspiration cytology of breast lesions

An Institutional Audit and Pictorial Review of Common Male Breast Diseases

KM Chu, LF Chiu, HS Fung, KY Kwok, AMW Wai, JCW Siu, AKH Lai, TS To, SCH Chan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2011;14:15-23

Objective: To review the mammographic and sonographic features of common benign and malignant lesions of the male breast.

Methods: This was a retrospective institutional review. A total of 72 consecutive male


Disseminated Metastasis with a History of Pancreatic Carcinoma 15 Years Ago: Diagnostic Challenge

SWK Siu, ANC Kan, GKH Au

Hong Kong J Radiol 2011;14:24-8

We report on a patient with a history of pancreatic carcinoma 15 years ago, who presented with a fever of unknown origin and was subsequently found to have disseminated metastases from an unknown primary. Multiple investigations

Resolution of Pulmonary Metastases after Surgical Removal of Clear Cell Meningioma

A Dubey, HI Chalchal, M Salim, R Koul

Hong Kong J Radiol 2011;14:29-34

We report a rare instance of complete resolution of pulmonary metastatic lesions after gross total resection of a clear cell meningioma. This case showed that clear cell meningioma could metastasise to the lungs and that complete

Extensive Myositis Ossificans with Extra-articular Ankylosis of the Hip Joint

V Bagaria, DD Rasalkar, BK Paunipagar

Hong Kong J Radiol 2011;14:35-8

Myositis ossificans, also known as heterotrophic ossification, is characterised pathologically by the presence of lamellar bone at sites where bone normally does not exist. Its aetiology is unknown but is known to occur following

A Rare Cause of a Large Posterior Fossa Mass: Giant Varix

YP Goh, KK Lau

Hong Kong J Radiol 2011;14:39-43

Herein, we report a very rare case of a patient suffering from the simultaneous occurrence of an unusually gigantic posterior fossa varix (measuring 35 mm x 45 mm) and a tentorial dural arteriovenous fistula in the absence of intracranial

Computed Tomography of Hypoxic-ischaemic Brain Injury in Infants, Children, and Adults: Three Illustrative Cases and Literature Review

AYH Wan, JSF Shum, SSW Lo, JCK Lee, ANL Sy, CY Chu, SYJ Ka, SCS Cheng

Hong Kong J Radiol 2011;14:44-8

Global hypoxic-ischaemic injuries to the brain are devastating and result in high mortality and morbidity in both children and adults. We report three cases from different causes of hypoxic-ischaemic injury to the brain in these age-groups.

Two Retrievable Inferior Vena Cava Filters Inserted to Treat a Rare Inferior Vena Cava Congenital Anomaly

SQH Chou, MK Chan, PCK Kwok

Hong Kong J Radiol 2011;14:49-52

We describe a case of lower limb deep vein thrombus in a patient with an inferior vena caval congenital anomaly, treated by insertion of two inferior vena caval filters.

Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumour and Extraskeletal Ewing’s Sarcoma around the Lumbosacral Spinal Column

CS Wong, YC Chu, KF Tam

Hong Kong J Radiol 2011;14:53-5

We report on a woman who presented with a history of lower limb weakness and numbness for a few months. Based on cross-sectional imaging, at first she was provisionally diagnosed to have an aggressive tumour around the spinal column.


Preoperative Computed Tomography–guided Hook-wire Localisation of Pulmonary Nodules

G Ho, SHM Wong, LC Cheng

Hong Kong J Radiol 2011;14:56-61

Percutaneous preoperative localisation of breast tumours using a hook-wire needle is a standard radiological practice. The use of a hook-wire in preoperative localisation of pulmonary