Vol. 5, No. 2, 2002

Table of Contents


Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma


Hong Kong J Radiol 2002;5:79-81

No abstract available.


Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumours—A Retrospective Study of the Clinical, Endoscopic, and Computed Tomographic Features

HKF Mak, CMY Leung, CW Chan, JWC Ho, KKO Mak, KCW Wong

Hong Kong J Radiol 2002;5:82-7

Objective: To evaluate the clinical, endoscopic, and computed tomographic findings of gastrointestinal stromal tumours.

Patients and Methods: Twenty-five patients with the pathological diagnosis of gastrointestinal stromal tumours seen at Yan Chai Hospital over a period of 5 1/2 years were included

Preoperative Radiotherapy for Resectable Adenocarcinoma of the Rectum

RA Zlotecki, WM Mendenhall, EM Copeland III

Hong Kong J Radiol 2002;5:88-96

Objective: To evaluate recurrence and survival rates in patients with resectable rectal adenocarcinoma treated with preoperative radiotherapy.

Patients and Methods: Two hundred and ten patients with resectable rectal adenocarcinoma treated with preoperative radiotherapy and surgery were seen for a minimum 5

Postoperative Adjuvant 5-Fluorouracil plus Levamisole Chemotherapy for Stage III Colon Carcinoma: 7-Year Experience in a Single Institution

CC Law, YT Fu

Hong Kong J Radiol 2002;5:97-104

Objectives: To determine the therapeutic efficacy and toxicity of 5-fluorouracil plus levamisole as postoperative adjuvant therapy for stage III colon carcinoma, and to identify prognostic variables.

Materials and Methods: A retrospective review was undertaken of 168 patients registered in our


Idiopathic Spinal Epidural Lipomatosis

RKT Lee, LF Chau, KS Yu, CW Lai

Hong Kong J Radiol 2002;5:105-8

Spinal epidural lipomatosis is most often associated with exogenous steroid therapy and endocrinopathy. Idiopathic spinal epidural lipomatosis is a rare disease. Obesity may be associated with this condition. We report the case of a patient with persistent back pain after

Megacalycosis Revisited

PHC Lau, AF McKenzie

Hong Kong J Radiol 2002;5:109-10

A case of megacalycosis is reported as an incidental finding in a Chinese woman with bilateral breast cancer. Megacalycosis is an uncommon condition. The radiological features and a literature review of this condition are presented.

Porcelain Appendix: A Rare but Essential Diagnosis

KM Auyeung, CW Lai, SF Lee

Hong Kong J Radiol 2002;5:111-3

Mucocele of the appendix is a rare entity, not often considered when problems pertaining to the right lower abdominal quadrant are encountered. We describe the case of a patient with a large cystic mass in the lower abdomen, with extension

Luminal Gas Mimicking Pneumatosis Intestinalis: A Cautionary Tale

WC Torreggiani, ID Lyburn, AC Harris, PL Munk

Hong Kong J Radiol 2002;5:114-6

We report the case of a patient with partial small bowel obstruction who underwent laparotomy for possible bowel ischaemia, after imaging studies suggested pneumatosis intestinalis. At surgery, the patient was shown to have small bowel obstruction due to inspissated feeds.


Sacrococcygeal Chordoma

MYS Soo, L Wong

Hong Kong J Radiol 2002;5:117-25

The imaging findings in 5 cases of sacrococcygeal chordoma and 4 patients with other sacral tumours (1 primary neurogenic tumour, 1 metastatic tumour from primary disease in the breast and 1 from the kidney, and an abdominal paraganglioma) are presented


Echocardiographic Assessment of Neonates with Congenital Heart Disease

MP Leung

Hong Kong J Radiol 2002;5:126-31

Echocardiographic imaging of neonates with congenital heart disease should be performed in a systematic manner, using the sequential segmental approach. The initial step involves determining the atrial arrangement, followed by assessment of the atrio-ventricular and ventriculo-arterial connections, and detection of


Computed Tomographic Images of Bowel Gangrene Secondary to Mesenteric Injury

KKT Lai, YYR Chan, LC Chong, WCC Wong, YHH Huang

Hong Kong J Radiol 2002;5:132-5

A case of bowel gangrene secondary to mesenteric injury is described. Although computed tomography is the primary imaging modality for the assessment of patients with blunt abdominal injury, computed tomography findings in bowel and mesenteric injury can be subtle and