Breast, Endocrine and General Surgery Publications

The Breast, Endocrine and General Surgery Unit has an active research program.  The following are research projects which have been published in medical journals or have been presented at national conferences.

Recurrent laryngeal nerve studies - The motor fibres of the recurrent laryngeal nerve are located in the anterior extra-laryngeal branch (Serpell JW, Yeung, M, Grodski S) Annals of Surgery 2008 249: 248-652

Hypothyroidism following hemi-thyroidectomy (Su SY, Serpell JW, Grodski S) Accepted for publication by Annals of Surgery, April 2009

The role of fine needle aspiration cytology in the surgical management of thyroid cancer (Raaj M, Grodski S, Martin S, Yeung M, Serpell) Accepted for publication by Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, February 2009

Diagnostic thyroid lobectomy is not routinely required to exclude malignancy in thyroid nodules greater than 4 centimetres (Raaj M, Grodski S, Yeung M, Eldo P, Serpell JW)  Submitted to British Journal of Surgery for publication

Preoperative fine needle cytology and imaging facilitates the management of submandibular salivary gland lesions (Taylor M, Serpell JW, Thompson P) Accepted by Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, April 2009

Follicular thyroid cancer presenting as bone metastases (Andrabi A, Serpell JW) Presented at the ASC of RACS, May 2009

Preoperative investigation of branchial cysts facilitates surgical management (Slater J, Grodski S, Serpell JW) Presented at ASC RACS May 2009

The Australian experience of isolated limb infusion for intransit metastatic melanoma (Paddle P, Serpell JW) Submitted to Australian and New Zealand Surgery

Evolution of the OSCA/OSCE clinical examination of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (Serpell JW) Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, 2009 79: 161-168

Preoperative core biopsy of soft tissue tumours facilitates their surgical management - a ten year update (Woon D, Serpell JW) Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery 2008; 78: 997-781

Parotidectomy - Preoperative investigations and outcomes in a single surgeon practice (Burgess AM, Serpell JW) Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery 2008 78: 791-793

Hemithyroidectomy - A heuristics perspective (Serpell JW, Grodski S, Swann J, Kemp S, Johnson W) Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery 2008 78: 1122-1127

Metastatic colorectal cancer to a primary thyroid cancer (Clerk MH, Moore M, Serpell JW, Sloan S, Topliss DJ) World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2008 61:22

Evidence of the role of post-operative PTH measurement after total thyroidectomy as a predictor of hypocalcaemia (Grodski S, Serpell JW), World Journal of Surgery 2008; 32: 1361-1373

Management of the solitary thyroid nodule (Yeung MJ, Serpell JW) Oncologist 2008, 13: 105-112

Investigation and management of thyroglossal duct cysts (Etuati J, Serpell JW) Presented at ASC RACS May 2009

Gastrinomas: A historical perspective (Yeung MJ, Pasieka JP) Accepted for publication by Journal of Surgical Oncology

Surgical management primary hyperparathyroidism (Invited Book Chapter) - Yeung MJ, Serpell JW