Vol. 9 No. 1, 2006

Table of Contents


Adjuvant Therapy for Rectal Cancer in the Era of Total Mesorectal Excision

CC Law, YT Fu, TM Chan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2006;9:3-14

Total mesorectal excision has recently replaced conventional blunt dissection as the standard treatment for rectal cancer, based on evidence indicating superior treatment outcomes achieved by this procedure. The best known and most emphasised aspect of this treatment is improved pelvic


Radiotherapy for Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis

M Wagner, CG Morris, JD Reith, MT Scarborough, WM Mendenhall

Hong Kong J Radiol 2006;9:15-20

Objective: To report outcomes after radiotherapy used to treat diffuse pigmented villonodular synovitis.

Patients and Methods: Between 1969 and 2000, 4 patients with pigmented villonodular synovitis were treated with radiotherapy at the Department of Radiation Oncology, Health Science Center, University


Therapeutic Embolisation for Right Renal Arteriovenous Malformation

TK Tsang, CM Chan, MK Chan, AKH Lai, WK Wong

Hong Kong J Radiol 2006;9:21-3

Renal arteriovenous malformations are abnormal communications between the intrarenal arterial and venous systems. These malformations are either congenital or acquired (often by iatrogenic means). Renal arteriovenous malformations are usually identified during the evaluation of gross haematuria. Treatment can be tailored

Chondroblastoma of the Spine Presenting with Tetraparesis

JJ Kasthoori, ML Wastie

Hong Kong J Radiol 2006;9:24-7

Chondroblastoma of the vertebra is a rare condition. Only 26 cases have been reported in the literature; almost all of them involved the anterior and posterior component, with the exception of 1, which involved only the anterior element. There has not

Solitary Fibrous Tumour of the Pleura Presenting as Mediastinal or Interfissural Masses

WH Kwan, L Chu, WH Yeung, JLS Khoo

Hong Kong J Radiol 2006;9:28-32

Solitary fibrous tumour of the pleura is an uncommon primary pleural neoplasm. Awareness about imaging findings is important for early detection. This report is of 2 patients with solitary fibrous tumour of the pleura in atypical locations. The first patient

Differential Uptake of Technetium-99m Methoxy-isobutyl-isonitrile in Follicular Lymphoma and Parathyroid Adenoma

MA Taher, V Warbey, JR Buscombe, AJW Hilson

Hong Kong J Radiol 2006;9:33-5

A patient with follicular lymphoma underwent computed tomography, which showed enlarged lymph nodes and a small soft tissue mass in front of the lower part of the trachea raising the suspicion of thyroid or parathyroid adenoma. A dual-phase single-photon emission

Life-threatening Spontaneous Extraperitoneal Haemorrhage Secondary to Anticoagulant Therapy and its Management with Transcatheter Embolisation

MKW Yang, JYH Hui, WC Fan, JCS Chan

Hong Kong J Radiol 2006;9:36-40

This report is of 2 patients with unstable spontaneous extraperitoneal haemorrhage secondary to anticoagulant therapy. Active contrast extravasations were demonstrated on spiral computed tomography and angiograms, which is possibly a predictive factor for failure of conservative treatment. One patient had

Kommerell's Diverticulum and Stenosis of an Aberrant Left Subclavian Artery

H Ravikumar, S Govil, A Kalyanpur

Hong Kong J Radiol 2006;9:41-3

Left aortic arch with an aberrant right subclavian artery is the most common anomaly of the aortic arch. Other rare anomalies include the occurrence of a right aortic arch with an aberrant left subclavian artery that has a diverticulum


The Diverse Ultrasonographic Appearances of Ectopic Pregnancies

YS Lee, SL Lam

Hong Kong J Radiol 2006;9:44-9

Ectopic pregnancy is a significant source of morbidity for women of childbearing age and represents one of the most common conditions presenting as an emergency in a busy women’s hospital. Familiarity with the wide spectrum of ultrasonographic appearances of ectopic