Vol. 15 No. 3, 2012

Table of Contents


The Effect of Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy on Fertility

Full Article

DLW Kwong

Hong Kong J Radiol 2012;15:136-42

Improvements in cancer treatment have led to increasing numbers of cancer survivors who may desire to have children. Both chemotherapy and radiotherapy can have long-term consequences on reproductive function.


Intracranial Internal Carotid Artery Calcification: a Predictor of Stroke in the Next Five Years

Full Article

WCS Chan, WL Poon, WS Wan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2012;15:143-8

Objective: The fact that calcification in the coronary artery is associated with ischaemic heart disease is well-known. Calcification is also very common in the transcranial and intracranial segments of internal carotid arteries.

Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy vs 3-Dimensional Conformal Radiotherapy in Head and Neck Cancer: a Comparative Planning and Dosimetry Study

Full Article

SM Lee, CK Lee, KS Yu, KC Ngan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2012;15:149-54

Objective: In this study, we evaluate the advantages of volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) compared to conventional 3-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3DCRT) with respect to dosimetry, verification, and treatment efficiency.

Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumours: Role of Computed Tomography in Predicting Tumour Behaviour

Full Article

HA Al-Balas, YH Shaib

Hong Kong J Radiol 2012;15:155-61

Objective: To describe the clinical and imaging features of the gastrointestinal stromal tumours and the role of computed tomography in predicting malignant potential.

Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism by Computed Tomographic Pulmonary Angiography With and Without Optimal Contrast Enhancement: a Prospective Single Centre Audit

Full Article

S Lloyd, A Sahu, R Riordan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2012;15:162-9

Objective: We aimed to establish whether there was a correlation between the diagnostic efficacy of computed tomographic pulmonary angiography for pulmonary embolism and the degree of pulmonary arterial enhancement measured objectively by main pulmonary artery attenuation level.


Carotid-cavernous Sinus Fistula Presenting with Contralateral Intracerebral Haemorrhage

Full Article

V Lau, G Leung, R Lee, WM Lui

Hong Kong J Radiol 2012;15:170-3

Carotid-cavernous fistula is a well-established neurological disease that typically presents with proptosis, chemosis, ophthalmic bruit, and cranial nerve palsies.

Abdominal Pain Without a Cause?

Full Article

OA Westerland, CJ Burke, T Sabharwal

Hong Kong J Radiol 2012;15:174-6

This report is of an unusual case of chronic abdominal pain in a 36-year-old man without past medical history. He complained of abdominal pain and weight loss of 30 kg over one year.

Congenital Agenesis of the Internal Carotid Artery Mimicking Suprasellar Aneurysm

Full Article

KL Siu, FNY Sin, KFJ Ma

Hong Kong J Radiol 2012;15:177-80

Congenital agenesis of the internal carotid artery is a rare malformation. Although the condition can be regarded as a normal variant, recognition and knowledge of such an entity is important because it has important implications during carotid and trans-sphenoidal surgery and interventional stenting.

Late Isolated Regional Lymph Node Recurrence of Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans of the Abdominal Wall

Full Article

YK Chik, AKC Leung, KC Ngan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2012;15:181-6

This report is of a rare occurrence of lymph node relapse in a 46-year-old Chinese man with dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans of the abdominal wall. At initial presentation, the patient underwent wide local excision of the primary lesion.

Neurogenic Tumour Mimicker: Two Cases of Neurolymphomatosis

Full Article

JWC Wai, MK Chan, KW Tang, SCH Chan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2012;15:187-91

Infiltration of the peripheral nervous system by lymphoma is termed neurolymphomatosis. Prior to identification of the causative B lymphocyte, neurolymphomatosis was the least common clinical presentation of nervous system lymphoma.

Umbilical Enteric Fistula: a Rare Cause of Neonatal Umbilical Mass

Full Article

JJK Ip, PKT Hui, L Lan, WWM Lam, MT Chau

Hong Kong J Radiol 2012;15:192-6

Congenital umbilical anomalies are common presentations in paediatric patients, and are usually classified as persistent umbilical cord structures or failure of umbilical ring closures.