Vol. 14 No. 3, 2011

Table of Contents


Computed Tomography–guided Percutaneous Radiofrequency Ablation of Adrenal Tumours: Five-year Institutional Review on Safety and Technique

Full Article

CSL Tong, RKL Lee, PSF Lee

Hong Kong J Radiol 2011;14:132-40

Objective: Computed tomography–guided radiofrequency ablation is an emerging minimally invasive therapy for solid organ neoplasms. This study aimed to evaluate our technical and safety experience with this procedure when used for the ablation of adrenal tumours.

Intraoral Cone Radiotherapy for Cancer of the Oral Cavity

Full Article

SY Wong, CS Wong, TW Leung, ML Law, WY Ng, AS Lee, WK Sze, Y Tung

Hong Kong J Radiol 2011;14:141-6

Objective: To evaluate treatment results of intraoral cone therapy with or without external radiotherapy as primary treatment in patients with carcinoma of oral cavity.

Blood Oxygen Level–Dependent Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Preoperative Brain Mapping and Making Surgical Decisions

Full Article

HKF Mak, L Zhang, ST Feng, DKW Yeung, DTM Chan, XL Zhu, WS Poon

Hong Kong J Radiol 2011;14:147-54

Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of blood oxygen level–dependent functional magnetic resonance imaging in the preoperative mapping of sensorimotor cortices and language areas, and its impact on surgical decisions.

Visual and Quantitative Analysis by Gallium-67 Single-photon Emission Computed Tomography/Computed Tomography in the Management of Malignant Otitis Externa

Full Article

SSM Wong, K Wang, EHY Yuen, JKT Wong, A King, AT Ahuja

Hong Kong J Radiol 2011;14:155-60

Objective: To evaluate the value of Gallium-67 single-photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography in the diagnosis and monitoring treatment response of malignant otitis externa.

Tree-in-bud Nodules in Asian Population

Full Article

AYH Wan, JSF Shum, WH Kwan, CS Cheng

Hong Kong J Radiol 2011;14:161-6

Objective: The tree-in-bud sign is a common finding on thin-section computed tomography of the lungs. However, the differential diagnosis of this common radiological finding is long and exhausting. Knowledge of its common causes together with the patient’s


Behcet’s Disease with Resolving Pulmonary Artery Aneurysm and Intracardiac Thrombus

Full Article

PHJ Yeung, KKP Lau, A Lac

Hong Kong J Radiol 2011;14:167-9

The combination of pulmonary artery aneurysm and intracardiac thrombus is rare in Behçet’s disease. We report on a 39-year-old man from Iraq with a clinical diagnosis of Behçet’s disease based on a nonhealing mouth ulcer, recurrent venous thromboses in both lower

Primary Epidural Spinal Lymphoma: a Rare Disease Entity

Full Article

RKL Lee, TCY Cheung, EHY Yuen, AT Ahuja

Hong Kong J Radiol 2011;14:170-3

Primary spinal epidural lymphoma is a rare entity and one of the differential diagnoses of an epidural spinal mass. This report describes two patients who presented with symptoms of cord compression subsequently proven to be due to primary spinal epidural lymphoma.

Bilateral Wilms’ Tumour

Full Article

DD Rasalkar, WCW Chu, FWT Cheng, CK Li

Hong Kong J Radiol 2011;14:174-7

We present a case of bilateral Wilms’ tumours in a three-year-old girl. In addition, we briefly discuss the differential diagnoses of bilateral Wilms’ tumours and their further characterisation from unilateral tumours. Younger age at presentation, association of renal

Traumatic Paediatric Retroclival Epidural Haematoma

Full Article

MH Al-Omari, OM Albtoush, LA Rousan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2011;14:178-82

Retroclival epidural haematoma is a very rare type of haematoma that occurs mainly in the paediatric agegroup, as a result of ligamentous laxity at the craniocervical junction. All previously reported cases were pedestrians or cyclists hit by a motor vehicle and

Fibrolipomatous Hamartoma of Tibial Nerve and Its Musculoskeletal Associations

Full Article

KS Tse, KC Lai, LF Chiu, KH Lai, MK Chan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2011;14:183-9

Fibrolipomatous hamartoma is a rare condition caused by hypertrophy of mature fat and fibroblasts in the epineurium, resulting in fibrofatty infiltration and an enlarged peripheral nerve. The median nerve is most commonly affected, in which case it can be associated


Tumour Shrinkage during Proton-based Chemoradiation for Non–small-cell Lung Cancer May Necessitate Adaptive Replanning during Treatment

Full Article

W Shi, RC Nichols, S Flampouri, W Hsi, Z Li, RH Henderson, NP Mendenhall, B Hoppe

Hong Kong J Radiol 2011;14:190-4

This study aimed to evaluate the dosimetric impact of tumour shrinkage during proton-based chemoradiotherapy. This dosimetric study describes a patient who presented with synchronous bilateral T2 non–small-cell lung cancers with no clinical or radiographical