“Singe-stage immediate breast reconstruction with acellular dermal matrix: experience gained and lessons learnt from patient reported outcome measures”
A Apte, M Walsh, S Chandrasekharan, A Chakravorty
Colchester University Hospital, Essex, UK
European Journal of Surgical Oncology. 42 (2016 ): 39 -44
Acellular Dermal Matrix ( ADM ) based breast reconstruction has transformed the single stage immediate breast reconstruction ( IBR ) with an impact on the cosmetic outcomes and hospital stay. However, there is limited data available on patient reported outcomes. This paper is the first published PROMS data on the use of ADM in IBR in the UK. PROMs help us to better describe patients experience, allowing women to make more informed choices about ADM based breast reconstruction, which reassures and helps to achieve better outcomes.
“Single stage immediate breast reconstruction with ADM and implant: Defining the risks and outcomes of post-mastectomy radiotherapy”
Anuradha Apte, Maia Walsh, Prashanth Balaji, Boyuan Khor, Sankaran Chandrasekharan, Arunmoy Chakravorty
The Surgeon, Volume 18, Issue 4, August 2020, 202-207
The objective of this study is to evaluate outcomes and complications in patients with single-stage ADM-implant based immediate breast reconstruction with and without radiotherapy (RT), highlighting the effects of RT on the reconstruction
“How safe is oncoplastic breast conservation?: Comparative analysis with standard breast conserving surgery”
Chakravorty, A.K. Shrestha, N. Sanmugalingam, F. Rapisarda, N. Roche, G. Querci della Rovere, F.A. MacNeill
Academic surgical unit, The Royal Marsden Hospital, London SW3 6JJ, UK
This is the first published evidence from the UK on oncoplastic breast surgery (oBCS). Aim of this study was to compare re-excision ,local recurrence rates and oncological outcomes for OBCS with standard breast conservation (sBCS). Oncoplastic techniques decrease re-excision rates and early follow up data suggests oncological outcomes of oBCS are similar to published standard breast conservation surgery.
“An in-vivo study of the surgical anatomy of the axilla and its variants”
A . Khan, A. Chakravorty, G. Gui
Academic surgical unit, The Royal Marsden Hospital, London SW3 6JJ, UK, British Journal of Surgery 2012; 99: 871- 877
Classical anatomical descriptions fail to describe variations often observed in the axilla. The aim of this study was to document the nature and frequency of these anatomical variations based on preoperative surgical observations. Anatomical variations in axillary anatomy are common and surgeons should be aware of theses variations to facilitate efficient and safe axillary surgery.
“Axillary nodal yields: a comparison between primary clearance and completion clearance after SLN biopsy in the management of breast cancer”.
A Chakravorty, N Sanmugalingam, A K Shrestha, E Thomee, J Rusby , N Roche, F A MacNeill
Academic surgical unit, The Royal Marsden Hospital, London SW3 6JJ, UK, European Journal of Surg. Oncology 2011; 37 : 122-126
This original study was conducted at The Royal Marsden on 1025 patients. Aim of this study was to compare the total nodal yield from primary axillary lymph node dissection and completion dissection after a cancer positive SLNB either concurrently following intra-operative assessment of the SLN’s or as a delayed procedure when SLN is positive on post-op histological examination. The results demonstrated that total nodal yields for primary, concurrent and delayed ALND were comparable suggesting completion ALND performed as a second procedure does not compromise axillary staging.
“Management of Breast Cysts Revisited”
R D Bhate , A Chakravorty ,S R Ebbs
International Journal of Clinical Practice 2007; 61(2) : 195-199
This article is a prospective clinical study carried out in the breast unit at Mayday University Hospital, Croydon. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of mammography and the outpatient follow up in the management of breast cysts. The results clearly showed that mammogram is useful and recommended in management of breast cysts but routine follow up of patients might be safely abandoned.
“Recurrence of endometrial carcinoma in the rectus abdominis muscle: an unusual presentation”
A Chakravorty , S Maitra, A Ashley, M Vairavan
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2006; 26(7): 174-175
“Sub-mucous colonic lipoma – review of clinical management”
M Naga, A Chakravorty, C Liyanage , J Grabham
The Surgeon : Journal of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Ireland 2008; 6(3):191-192
This paper is a review of published literature on the clinical presentation and management of sub-mucous colonic lipoma.
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“High output ileostomy may be a manifestation of underlying small bowel obstruction in patients with the stoma”
A Chakravorty , D C Ward
Gastroenterology today 2005;15(1):15-16
“Is it feasible to develop and implement a successful regional breast cancer screening program in India?”
Byline: Lavandan. Jegatheeswaran, Payal. Haria, Byung. Choi, Thin. Phyu Naing, Ed. Babu, Arunmoy. Chakravorty
Breast cancer is now one of the most prevalent cancers in Indian cities and certain rural areas. India lacks a dedicated breast cancer screening program. This review explores the barriers to the successful implementation of breast cancer screening in India and aims to offer plausible pathways in potentially making this initiative a reality.
“Multicentre prospective observational study evaluating recommendations for mastectomy by multidisciplinary teams.”
Mastectomy Decisions Audit (MasDA) Collaborative Author Notes
British Journal of Surgery, Volume 107, Issue 3, February 2020, Pages 227–237, https://doi.org/10.1002/bjs.11383
Published: 05 November 2019
Axillary staging in ductal carcinoma in situ with microinvasion: A meta-analysis
Ductal carcinoma in situ with microinvasion (DCISM); arguably a more aggressive subtype of DCIS, currently has variable recommendations governing its staging and management in the UK. As a result, there is ongoing controversy surrounding the most appropriate management of DCISM, in particular the need of axillary staging.