Vol. 8 No. 2, 2005

Table of Contents


Use of Parallel Imaging in Peripheral Contrast-enhanced Magnetic Resonance Angiography: Retrospective Study

A Li, CC Chan, TW Ng, CF Lo, TKL Loke, SS Lo, JCS Chan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2005;8:72-7

Objective:To evaluate the application of a parallel imaging technique — generalised autocalibrating partially parallel acquisition — in peripheral contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography.

Patients and Methods: This was a retrospective review of 17 consecutive patients with peripheral vascular disease who underwent lower-extremity

Embolotherapy with a Mixture of Lipiodol and Ethanol for Renal Angiomyolipoma: Retrospective Study

WK Tso, S Wong, J Tsang, H Tung, KS Tai, PC Tam, L Leong

Hong Kong J Radiol 2005;8:78-82

Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of embolotherapy with a mixture of lipiodol and absolute ethanol for renal angiomyolipoma.

Patients and Methods: Twelve patients underwent transcatheter embolisation for 13 symptomatic renal angiomyolipomas between November 1997 and May 2005. Of these, 2 patients

Small Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck: the University of Florida Experience

AT Monroe, CG Morris, E Lee, WM Mendenhall

Hong Kong J Radiol 2005;8:83-6

Objective: To describe the University of Florida experience in treating small cell carcinoma of the head and neck with radiotherapy as the primary local treatment modality.

Materials and Methods: Five patients with small cell carcinoma of the head and neck

Management of Cerebral Metastasis: Review of 106 Patients

FCS Wong, KK Yuen, SH Lo, TY Ng, KC Lee, WK Sze, SK O

Hong Kong J Radiol 2005;8:87-92

Objective: To identify prognostic factors that could predict the outcomes of patients with cerebral metastasis and to study the application of the factors in management decisions.

Patients and Methods: The outcomes of 106 consecutive patients with radiological documentation of


Chemotherapy for Primary Treatment of Locoregionally Advanced Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma: Update on Meta-analyses and Phase III Trials

KS Tse, HY Wong, EYL Au, KM Ma

Hong Kong J Radiol 2005;8:93-101

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is a prevalent cancer in Southeast Asia. Radiotherapy is the standard treatment for this highly radiosensitive and chemosensitive tumour, but the outcome of locally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma treated by radiotherapy alone is suboptimal owing to


5-Fluorouracil–induced Encephalopathy in a 51-year-old Man

AS Lee, TW Leung, FCS Wong, WK Sze, SY Tung, SK O

Hong Kong J Radiol 2005;8:102-4

A case of hyperammonaemic encephalopathy that developed during the administration of a widely used chemotherapy regimen is reported in a 51-year-old man. 5- Fluorouracil was considered to be the causative agent. Although encephalopathy is a rare toxic effect of

Congenital Lobar Emphysema: a Diagnostic Challenge

ZY Joazlina, ML Wastie, JA De Bruyne

Hong Kong J Radiol 2005;8:105-8

Congenital lobar emphysema is an abnormality of the lung of unknown aetiology that can present a diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma. This report describes a neonate with respiratory distress for whom an initial diagnosis of meconium aspiration syndrome was made.

Posterior Fossa Ependymoma: Unusual Extension into the Internal Auditory Canal in a 32-year-old Woman

T Gupta, R Sarin, R Jalali, S Juvekar

Hong Kong J Radiol 2005;8:109-11

Ependymomas are relatively rare glial neoplasms that arise from ependymal cells. The majority of cases (>75%) arise from the fourth ventricle in the posterior fossa. These tumours may expand locally, extend along subarachnoid spaces, and disseminate through the cerebrospinal fluid.

Intracranial Metastases from Carcinoma of the Cervix: Report of 4 Cases and Review of the Literature

P Agrawal, AK Rathi, AK Bahadur, K Singh, PK Mohanta

Hong Kong J Radiol 2005;8:112-6

Although the brain is a common site of blood-borne metastases in many cancers, a tumour in the brain secondary to cervical cancer is very rare. This report describes 4 patients with brain metastases from cancer of the cervix who were


A Tribute to the Emperor Extraordinaire: the Legend of Professor John HC Ho


Hong Kong J Radiol 2005;8:117-20

No abstract available.