Publications & Media


“How safe is oncoplastic breast conservation?: Comparative analysis with standard breast conserving surgery”
A. 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
European Journal of Surg. Oncology 2012; 38 : 395-398

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.

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“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 in vivo 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.

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“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 dALND performed as a second procedure does not compromise axillary staging.

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“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.

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“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.


“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

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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

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