Vol. 21 No. 2, 2018

Table of Contents

Theme of this issue: Head and Neck Imaging & Oncology


Update on Imaging and Interventional Approach to Head and Neck Lesions

Full Article


Hong Kong J Radiol 2018;21:80-1

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1816451

No abstract available.


Update on Ultrasound Diagnosis for Thyroid Cancer

Full Article

FN Baig, SYW Liu, SP Yip, HKW Law, MTC Ying

Hong Kong J Radiol 2018;21:82-93

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1816960

Thyroid nodules are prevalent in the general population. Distinguishing benign and malignant thyroid nodules is a clinical challenge.

Biopsy Techniques for Parotid Neoplasms

Full Article

C Bano, K Tekeli, J Smith, S Hancox, J Sinnott, S Nachiappan, K Ramesar, DC Howlett

Hong Kong J Radiol 2018;21:94-8

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1816819

Preoperative diagnosis of parotid masses through clinical assessment, imaging, and biopsy is important for


Secondary Adrenal Insufficiency: A Cross-sectional Study of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Patients after Treatment with Intensity-modulated Radiotherapy

Full Article

DCW Chan, CY Lui, KT Yuen, CH Kwok, KW Chan, ACK Cheng

Hong Kong J Radiol 2018;21:99-106

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1816827

Objective: To review the incidence of secondary adrenal insufficiency (SAI) in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients treated with intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT),

The Impact of Thyroid Sonoelastography in Preventing Irrational Needle Biopsies in Evaluation of Benign Thyroid Nodules

Full Article

S Wahab, I Ahmad

Hong Kong J Radiol 2018;21:107-13

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1816829

Objective: Ultrasound elastography involves combining the diagnostic advantages of high-frequency ultrasound examination and the accuracy of

Single-stage Embolisation Followed by Excision for Vascular Malformations at the Head or Neck

Full Article

JB Chiang, HS Fung, WL Poon, PCM Chan, MWY Leung, C Liu, EYM Li, TCY Chan, ACO Cheng, KL Yuen, KW Tang

Hong Kong J Radiol 2018;21:115-20

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1816422

Objective: To review the safety, efficacy, and outcome of single-stage embolisation with n-butyl cyanoacrylate (n-BCA) followed by surgical resection for head and neck vascular malformations.

Radiotherapy for Polymorphous Low-grade Adenocarcinoma of the Head and Neck

Full Article

D Begosh-Mayne, A Holtzman, RJ Amdur, P Dziegielewski, WM Mendenhall

Hong Kong J Radiol 2018;21:121-3

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1816419

Objective: To review the clinical course and outcome of patients who underwent radiotherapy (RT) for polymorphous low-grade adenocarcinoma (PLGA) of the head and neck.

Can Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy before Definitive Surgery Improve Outcome in Operable Stage IVA Oral Cavity Cancers?

Full Article

KM Cheung, RKC Ngan, JCH Chow, TY Lee, KWS Li, HC Cheng, CWL Leung, HHY Yiu, S Yau, JSK Au, KH Wong

Hong Kong J Radiol 2018;21:124-31

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1816962

Introduction: To report the outcome for patients with stage IVA oral cavity (OC) cancer treated by docetaxel-cisplatin–5-fluorouracil (TPF) neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NC) and surgery.


False-positive Iodine-131 Scan Caused by Scab Tissue Uptake

Full Article

TK Chow, WH Ma, WY Ho

Hong Kong J Radiol 2018;21:132-5

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1816825

Whole-body Iodine-131 scintigraphy (I-131 WBS) is a common and useful method to detect residual thyroid tissue, local recurrence, or distant metastasis in differentiated thyroid cancer.


Parapharyngeal Space Lesions

Full Article

DCW Tang, AYH Wan, GKY Lee, JHM Cheng, WK Kan, JLS Khoo

Hong Kong J Radiol 2018;21:136-42

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1816425

Lesions in the parapharyngeal space are rare and difficult to diagnose and treat. They can arise within the parapharyngeal space

Ectopic Thyroid on Scintigraphy

Full Article

YK Chu

Hong Kong J Radiol 2018;21:143-9

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1816884

Ectopic thyroid is a rare condition that involves aberrant embryogenesis of the thyroid primordium during its descent from the foramen caecum to its final pretracheal position.


Gefitinib-induced Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis in a Patient with Metastatic Non–small cell Lung Cancer

Full Article

L Yang, KO Lam, VHF Lee, AWM Lee

Hong Kong J Radiol 2018;21:e8-11

DOI: 10.12809/hkjr1816416

Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) is a rare acute life-threatening mucocutaneous condition that is usually caused by a reaction to drugs (80-95%).