Wuying Cheng

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Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the bladder is an uncommon condition of unknown neoplastic potential. In adults the tumor is seen in association with instrumentation of the lower genitourinary tract, while in children it appears to run an idiopathic course. Its clinical and radiological presentation in children resembles sarcoma. The case of a(More)
Gastroesophageal reflux is common in children after successful repair of esophageal atresia (EA), and may be related to a congenital neuronal abnormality of the esophagus. This study employed a fetal rat model of adriamycin-induced EA to investigate whether the innervation of the esophagus is abnormal in EA. The fetal rats were divided into four groups: (1)(More)
PURPOSE This study was designed to characterize the physiological endometrial and ovarian F-18 FDG uptake through analysis of clinical patients with serial PET follow ups (group 1) or who underwent delayed imaging (group 2). METHODS Group 1 had 24 patients (14 premenopausal and 10 postmenopausal). Each patient underwent 2 to 4 serial FDG PET studies and(More)
PURPOSE This study aims at using 18F-FDG microPET to monitor the brown adipose tissue (BAT) glucose metabolism in obese and diabetic mouse models under different interventions, and study the therapeutic potential of BAT activation for weight loss and lowering of blood glucose in these models. METHODS Obese mice were established by a high-fat diet for(More)
 Duodenum is thought to go through a solid-core stage followed by recanalization during its development. This study investigates the role of apoptosis in normal duodenal development, especially during widening of the lumen, and hence, the possible role of apoptosis in duodenal atresia (DA). Twenty-four time-mated Sprague-Dawley rats were killed from day 13(More)
 Oesophageal atresia (OA) is often associated with anomalies of other systems. The genetic contribution to the formation of the VACTERL association is not clear. The objective of this study was to evaluate the incidence of associated anomalies in two different racial populations. The associated anomalies in neonates with OA managed in an Asian and a(More)
Surface electrogastrography was performed in 18 patients with esophageal atresia (EA) and 10 normal controls to investigate the possible role of a congenital enteric nerve defect as a cause of gastroesophageal reflux (GER), which is common after repair of EA. The means of the dominant frequencies and ranges of the frequency distribution were compared. The(More)
A 72-year-old asymptomatic man with a hepatic lesion incidentally detected by ultrasonography in routine examination undertook fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-positron emission tomography/computed tomography for further evaluation. The images revealed increased FDG activity in the lesion, which was suggestive of malignancy. However, the pathologic examination(More)
The commonly accepted indication for surgical intervention in necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is perforation of the bowel. In this study, the indication and role of surgery was assessed in neonates born with symptomatic congenital heart disease (CHD). Records of neonates admitted to a single institution in Hong Kong between January 1981 and December 1997(More)
Brown adipose tissue (BAT) is emerging as a potential target for treating human obesity. It has been indicated that BAT is rich in innervations of sympathetic nerve control. Using (18)F-FDG microPET imaging, this study aims at evaluating how factors related to sympathetic activation/inhibition changed BAT metabolism of mice. BAT (18)F-FDG uptake were(More)