Vol. 6, No. 1, 2003

Table of Contents



Peter ML Teo

Hong Kong J Radiol 2003;6:3

No abstract available.


Radiological Appearances of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

KT Wong, GE Antonio, DSC Hui, N Lee, EHY Yuen, A Wu, CB Leung, TH Rainer, P Cameron, SSC Chung, JJY Sung, AT Ahuja

Hong Kong J Radiol 2003;6:4-6

Recently, there has been an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome in Hong Kong. Various radiological appearances, including chest X-ray and computed tomography, at the time of diagnosis, and the imaging protocol for suspected cases are reviewed in this article.


Chemotherapy for Non-metastatic High-grade Osteosarcoma of Extremity—Is Neoadjuvant Better than Adjuvant?

RKC Ngan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2003;6:7-14

The addition of adjuvant or neoadjuvant chemotherapy to surgery revolutionises the treatment of high-grade non-metastatic osteosarcoma of the extremities. Overall 5-year survival of more than 50% to 60% is now a realistic achievable goal. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy possesses the theoretical

Juvenile Nasopharyngeal Angiofibroma

WM Mendenhall, JW Werning, RW Hinerman, RJ Amdur, DB Villaret

Hong Kong J Radiol 2003;6:15-9

Review of the literature was performed to define the optimal treatment of patients with juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma. Patients with extracranial juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma have a high likelihood of cure with acceptable morbidity after surgery alone. Transnasal endoscopic resection is highly


The Prevalence of Vascular Impingement of the Trigeminal, Facial, and Vestibulocochlear Nerves in Healthy Volunteers

SS Lingawi

Hong Kong J Radiol 2003;6:20-4

Aim: To determine the prevalence of vascular impingement of the trigeminal, facial, and vestibulocochlear nerves in a healthy population.

Subjects and Methods: The trigeminal, facial, and vestibulocochlear nerves of 90 asymptomatic volunteers were assessed for the presence or absence of


Identification of Cranial Nerve Impingement Using 3-Dimensional Constructive Interference in Steady State Sequence

SS Lingawi

Hong Kong J Radiol 2003;6:25-7

The use of 3-dimensional constructive interference in steady state magnetic resonance imaging sequence in the evaluation of vascular loops related to the various cranial nerves in patients with cranial neuropathies and a healthy population is described.

Breast Thickness and Lesion Depth Measurement Using Conventional Stereotactic Biopsy Systems

T Chan, KW Wong, KW Tsui, HY Lau, MC Au Yeung

Hong Kong J Radiol 2003;6:28-9

Thin breasts and shallow lesions are commonly encountered problems that preclude safe stereotactic core biopsy with a vertical approach using erect add-on stereotactic biopsy systems. A simple method to measure breast thickness and depth of lesion using conventional erect add-on


Uterine Lipoleimyoma: Ultrasound and Computed Tomography Findings

HHL Chan, MT Chau, CHL Lam, SCW Cheung

Hong Kong J Radiol 2003;6:30-2

Uterine lipoleiomyoma is a rare benign tumour, with only 8 cases reported in the radiological literature to date. It is easily misdiagnosed as an ovarian teratoma on radiological imaging studies. This report is of a patient with uterine lipoleiomyoma as

Primary Tuberculosis of the Breast

JHF Yuen, TPW Lam, L Leong

Hong Kong J Radiol 2003;6:33-5

The mammographic and sonographic features of primary tuberculosis of the breast are discussed, alongside the presentation of a patient with this condition. A definitive diagnosis, based on imaging alone, can be difficult to make due to the variable patterns of

Computed Tomographic Diagnosis of Unsuspected Pericarditis

RT Dwyer, T Khalil

Hong Kong J Radiol 2003;6:36-9

There is a paucity of scientific literature regarding the utility of computed tomography in the diagnosis of acute pericarditis. This report may be the first in the English language literature to document a diagnosis of clinically unsuspected acute pericarditis made

Severe Arm Pain Preceding Life-threatening Reaction to Gadolinium—a Possible Warning Sign?

A Lqbal, CJ Roche

Hong Kong J Radiol 2003;6:40-1

Gadolinium-based contrast agents are used in selected patients for further characterisation of lesions. These contrast agents are safe for the vast majority of patients, although various adverse reactions to these agents have been reported with relatively few life-threatening reactions, especially


Paget's Disease of the Breast

CY Lui, KL Mak, HS Lam, LK Chan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2003;6:42-4

Paget’s disease of the breast is an uncommon entity. It is characterised by clinical findings of nipple changes, with or without an underlying palpable mass, and is invariably associated with underlying malignancy. We present a case of Paget’s disease of

Acute Osteolysis of the Public Bone and Sacral Insufficiency Fracture

YYR Chan, YL Lee, WF Ng, KKT Lai, ACW Chin, WC Wong, YHH Huang

Hong Kong J Radiol 2003;6:45-7

Pubic osteolysis can mimic malignant or infective bone disease. With a growing elderly population locally, it is expected that an increasing number of patients with pubic osteolysis will be encountered in clinical practice. Awareness of this entity and a vigorous