Vol. 16 No. 4, 2013

Table of Contents


Palliative Chemotherapy and Targeted Therapy for Recurrent and Metastatic Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma: Reminiscences and the Future

Full Article

VHF Lee, DLW Kwong

Hong Kong J Radiol 2013;16:252-60

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1313185

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma of undifferentiated type is an endemic cancer with a high incidence in Southern China, Taiwan, and Singapore, followed by North African countries and Alaska. Despite intensive definitive treatment,


Patterns of Practice in the Prescription of Palliative Radiotherapy for the Treatment of Thoracic Symptoms of Lung Cancer at the Rapid Response Radiotherapy Program between 2006 and 2012

Full Article

N Thavarajah, K Wong, L Zhang, E Wong, G Bedard, N Lauzon, L Holden, M Tsao, C Danjoux, E Barnes, A Sahgal, E Chow

Hong Kong J Radiol 2013;16:261-9

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1313171

Objective: Radiation therapy can often be used for palliation of thoracic symptoms in patients presenting with locally advanced lung cancer or lung metastases. The aim of this study was to examine

Treatment Outcomes of Primary Pulmonary Lymphoepithelioma-like Carcinoma: a Series of 22 Patients and Treatment Strategy Review

Full Article

FST Mok, OSH Chan, ATY Chang, LLK Chan, IS Soong, WT Ng, FY Cheung, RMW Yeung

Hong Kong J Radiol 2013;16:270-7

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1313176

Objectives: Primary pulmonary lymphoepithelioma-like carcinoma (LELC) is a rare subgroup of non–small-cell lung cancer. Limited published series suggested that it might be associated with more favourable survival than

Diagnostic Accuracy of Scintigraphy and Sonography for Biliary Atresia

Full Article

HKY Tam, PPY Lui, RKL Lee, WK Kwok, FPT Choi, WCW Chu

Hong Kong J Radiol 2013;16:278-85

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1313203

Objectives: To determine the diagnostic accuracy and predictive values of hepatobiliary scintigraphy and sonography in the evaluation of clinically suspected biliary atresia.

Outcomes of Patients with No Calcium Yield in Stereotactic-guided Breast Biopsy for Microcalcifications: Ten-year Experience

Full Article

KML Wong, CY Lui, HS Lam

Hong Kong J Radiol 2013;16:286-92

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1312156

Objectives: To look at the outcomes of patients who underwent stereotactic-guided breast biopsy for microcalcifications without specimen yielding calcium, so as to facilitate management.


Stercoral Perforation of the Sigmoid Colon with Faecal Peritonitis: Report of Two Cases

Full Article

CH Lam, LW Lo, KF Ma, LK Chan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2013;16:293-5

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1312121

Stercoral colonic perforation is one of the causes of ‘spontaneous’ colonic perforation. Stercoral colonic perforation is well reported in the surgical and gastroenterology literature, yet little has been published in

Localised Nodular Synovitis: an Uncommon Cause of Knee Pain

Full Article

KK Cheng, CH Chan, SL Yip, SK Chan, HL Chow

Hong Kong J Radiol 2013;16:296-300

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1312128

Localised nodular synovitis is a benign localised synovial proliferative tumour that occurs in the tendon sheath. This tumour rarely involves the large joints such as the knee. This report is

Focal Pulmonary 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose Accumulation Without Corresponding Computed Tomography Abnormalities due to Intravenous Injection Passing Through the Lower Limb Varicose Veins

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BT Kung, CP Wong, TK Au Yong, CM Tong

Hong Kong J Radiol 2013;16:301-6

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1312098

A 58-year-old woman with bilateral lower limb varicose veins and Burkitt lymphoma underwent positron-emission tomography/computed tomography (PET-CT) to exclude lymphoma relapse. PET-CT images did not show

Radiological Findings of a Large Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans with Pathological Correlation

Full Article

A Bansal, KL Chakraborti, S Mahajan, S Soni, N Wadhwa

Hong Kong J Radiol 2013;16:307-11

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1312106

Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans is a rare, low- to intermediate-grade soft tissue sarcoma that is fibrohistiocytic in nature and originates from the dermis. Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans is a locally aggressive tumour that


Sagittal Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain: One Side of the Story

Full Article

F Mubarak, D Lau, S Alam, AP Tan, PL Kei

Hong Kong J Radiol 2013;16:312-21

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1313183

Sagittal magnetic resonance imaging of the brain is included in many brain imaging protocols and, when taken alone, the sagittal plane is useful for providing diagnostic information about common pathologies.


Inferior Ophthalmic Vein Varix Complicated by Acute Thrombosis

Full Article

SF Low, YL Lee

Hong Kong J Radiol 2013;16:e26-30

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1312140

Orbital venous varix is an uncommon venous malformation of the orbit, divided into primary and secondary types. Orbital varix most commonly involves the superior ophthalmic vein and is rarely complicated

Mucinous Cystadenoma of the Appendix: a Rare Cause of Right Lower Abdominal Mass

Full Article

YS Luk, LRS Lam, JSF Shum, JLS Khoo

Hong Kong J Radiol 2013;16:e31-4

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1312104

Mucinous cystadenoma is a rare tumour of the appendix and is associated with mucocele formation as well as an increased risk of adenocarcinoma of the colon and ovaries. Preoperative imaging