Vol. 7 No. 1, 2004

Table of Contents


Investigation of Small Bowel Obstruction

A McLean

Hong Kong J Radiol 2004;7:3-7

Intestinal obstruction accounts for up to 20% of acute surgical hospital admissions and suspected small bowel obstruction accounts for most of these admissions. Adhesions due to previous surgery are often the underlying cause. While the clinical history may

Contrast-enhanced Sonography for Liver Tumours

BI Choi

Hong Kong J Radiol 2004;7:8-13

Detection and characterisation of focal hepatic lesions are important for accurate treatment planning. Although ultrasound is considered a powerful technique for identifying focal liver lesions, its capability for lesion characterisation is suboptimal. Recently, new ultrasound contrast agents have been developed,


Adjuvant Chemotherapy Using Cyclophosphamide, Methotrexate, and Fluorouracil for Breast Cancer: the Tuen Mun Hospital Experience

KC Lee, CMM Lui, TY Ng, SH Lo, KK Yuen, FCS Wong, WK Sze, TW Leung, SY Tung, SK O

Hong Kong J Radiol 2004;7:14-23

Objective: This report is of the experience with combination cyclophosphamide, methotrexate, and fluorouracil as adjuvant treatment for breast cancer at Tuen Mun Hospital.

Patients and Methods: Records of patients who received combination cyclophosphamide, methotrexate, and fluorouracil chemotherapy during 1990 to 2000

Primary Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma of Bone: a Rare Cause of Lytic Bone Lesion

M Tong, TK Yau, WC Wu, JJ Lam, AWM Lee

Hong Kong J Radiol 2004;7:24-30

Objective: To review the clinical behaviour and treatment outcome of patients with localised primary lymphomas of bone.

Patients and Methods: The medical records of patients with primary lymphomas of bone managed at the Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong,

Balloon Angioplasty and Stent Placement for Atherosclerotic Renal Artery Stenosis: a Retrospective Efficacy Study

JCW Tsang, SCW Cheung, WK Tso, PS Yip, FL Chan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2004;7:31-4

Objective: To assess the effectiveness of angioplasty and/or stenting of atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis on renovascular hypertension and renal function.

Patients and Methods: Between March 2000 and June 2002, seventeen consecutive patients with atherosclerotic renal artery stenosis were referred


Sacrococcygeal Teratoma—Role of Ultrasound in Antenatal Diagnosis and Management

S Krishan, R Solanki, SK Sethi

Hong Kong J Radiol 2004;7:35-9

Sacrococcygeal teratomas are common congenital tumours that develop early in foetal life. Foetuses with this malformation are at risk for significant perinatal morbidity and mortality. This report demonstrates the role of foetal sonography in the diagnosis of sacrococcygeal teratoma

A Rare Benign Tumour—Intramuscular Myxoma

PN Chan, SF Lee, TC Chow, YL Chan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2004;7:40-3

This report is of a patient with intramuscular myxoma of the right subscapularis. The patient had a history of parotid lymphoma. The diagnosis was confirmed by computed tomography-guided biopsy. The biopsy was positive only when the enhanced solid component was


The Cancer Patient: Too Many Scans and X-rays?

GJC Rees

Hong Kong J Radiol 2004;7:44-8

The title of this article is the same as that of a paper by Brewin published in the Lancet more than 20 years ago. There have been substantial advances in diagnostic radiology and in oncological treatments during the past 20


Conditions that Mimic Primary Breast Carcinoma on Mammography and Sonography

HHL Chan, TPW Lam, JHF Yuen, LLY Leong

Hong Kong J Radiol 2004;7:49-55

There are a number of benign conditions or non-mammary malignancies that share similar appearances to those seen in primary breast carcinoma, causing diagnostic confusion. This pictorial review aims to describe and illustrate the mammographic and sonographic appearance of these conditions,