Anita Rohini Skandarajah

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BACKGROUND Although the benefit of adjunct digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is established in population screening, its benefit in surveillance after breast cancer treatment is not well defined. We prospectively evaluated whether the addition of DBT to digital mammography (DM) reduced the rate of indeterminate findings compared to DM alone in patients(More)
BACKGROUND Transient postthyroidectomy hypocalcemia occurs in up to 30% of patients. We evaluated the effect of vitamin D deficiency on postthyroidectomy hypocalcemia. METHODS Data were collected prospectively between January 2006 and March 2009. A total of 166 consecutive total thyroidectomies were analyzed regarding the relation between preoperative(More)
BACKGROUND When a papillary lesion is identified on core biopsy of an impalpable breast lesion, standard practice involves excisional biopsy. Recent literature has questioned the need for surgical excision in patients with benign core biopsy and radiological concordance. Our aim was to assess whether surgical excision is required by targeting this(More)
BACKGROUND Combined multimodality therapy is becoming standard treatment for many solid tumors, but the role of intraoperative radiotherapy in the management of solid tumors remains uncertain. The aim is to review the indication, application, and outcomes of intraoperative radiotherapy in the management of nongynecological solid tumors. METHODS A(More)
BACKGROUND Acute colonic diverticulitis is placing an increasing strain on our health care resources. Measurement of the problem is difficult at a regional level, yet essential to improve and optimize treatment of this condition. Therefore, we aimed to use Australian state-level administrative data to determine the current practice and outcomes in major(More)
Lymphocytic hypophysitis is an uncommon disease with a variable presentation and unclear pathophysiology. We present the case of a 30 year old woman who presented with features typical of a pituitary macroadenoma. She underwent a transphenoidal resection of the mass and histopathological examination revealed lymphocytic hypophysitis. This case illustrates(More)
Radiotherapy following breast conservation is routine in the treatment of breast cancer. This creates a large demand for radiotherapy services with implicit cost effects and potential morbidity to patients. Radiotherapy is administered to decrease local recurrence, but is radiotherapy required for all breast cancers? A literature search using the Medline(More)
BACKGROUND Lithium remains an effective treatment of bipolar affective disorder. The long-term use of lithium is associated with an alteration in parathyroid function that may culminate in hyperparathyroidism. The long-term effects of lithium use are variable due to its complex effects on calcium homeostasis and bone metabolism, and as a consequence the(More)
BACKGROUND Familial hyperparathyroidism, especially Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1, is more likely to present with primary hyperparathyroidism (1 degrees HPT) at a young age, mandating bilateral exploration of the parathyroid glands. However, the majority of young patients will not be gene carriers or have a family history. Recent evidence suggests(More)
Colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in the Western world. When detected at an early stage, the majority of cancers can be cured with current treatment modalities. However, most cancers present at an intermediate stage. The discovery of sensitive and specific biomarkers has the potential to improve preclinical diagnosis of primary and(More)