Publications

Below I have described a selection of original scientific articles, collaborative scientific articles, abstract articles, textbooks and UK national guidelines I have written.  These represent work in the two areas I am most passionate about which are breast and reconstructive surgery and the training of surgeons. 
Original Articles   

1. A national survey of breast trainees on the implications of the 2013 ISCP curriculum and the Greenaway report
Mylvaganam S Ward E Rattay T Henderson J
Bulletin of the Royal College of Surgeons of England Apr 2016

2. Phylloides tumours of the breast: Best practice for follow-up
Mylvaganam S Frank L Toro C Vestey S Thrush S
Updates in Surgery 2015 Mar 11: 67 (1);91-5

3. Poly Implant breast implants (PIP) and the rupture risk in asymptomatic patients: A warning for greater clinical suspicion in assessment and counselling, Case report
Mylvaganam S Taylor R Thrush S
Journal of Surgical Case Reports 2013 Vol 2013;rjs044-rjs044

4. Workplace Based Assessments: Friend or Foe
Mylvaganam S
Clinical Teacher 2012 Vol 9:Iss 5; 349-350

5. Emergency Operative Training and Peer Learning in Practice
Mylvaganam S
Clinical Teacher 2011 Vol 8:2 pg 126-127

6. Cost Effectiveness and the Choice of Surgical Consumables in Day Surgery:
The Role of Surgeons.
Mylvaganam S, Higenbottam C, Fowler TA, Purser N
The Journal of One Day Surgery 2010 Vol 20:3; 72-75

7. Post EWTD Experience in Operative Training
Mylvaganam S
Clinical Teacher 2010 Vol 7: Iss 4; pg 288
    

   Collaborative Publications

1. The iBRA study: A national multicentre audit of the practice and outcomes of implant based breast reconstruction. Abstract
Potter S Holcombe C Mylvaganam S Thrush S Whisker L Skillman J
European Journal of Surgical Oncology 2014: 40 (11); S168-9

2. The iBRA study: A national multicentre audit of the practice and outcomes of implant based breast reconstruction with or without lower pole support. Abstract
Potter S Holcombe C Mylvaganam S Thrush S Whisker L Skillman J
Journal of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery 2014: 67 (10); 1467-8

3. Workplace based assessments (WPBA) in General Surgery: Do they represent a chance to learn? Abstract
Gaunt A, Rusius V, Patel A, Mylvaganam S, Fallis S, West Midlands Research
Collaborative
British Journal of Surgery 2013:100(S7): 91

4. The influence of key clinical practices on the knowledge of first year doctors about the patients under their care.
Naqvi M, Ward ST, Dowsell G, Donnelly J, SWIFT collaborators (Senthurun Mylvaganam)
The International Journal of Clinical Practice Feb 2013 Vol: 67 Iss; 2:181-188    

   
Abstract Publications

1. A national survey of breast trainees on the implications of the 2013 ISCP curriculum and the Greenaway report
Mylvaganam S Ward E Rattay T Henderson J
European Journal od Surgical Oncology 2015 Vol 41:Iss 8; S33
    
   
2. Therapeutic mammoplasty: oncologically effective and cosmetically acceptable for breast conserving surgery in large volume disease.
Mylvaganam S, Dube M, Matey P
European Journal of Surgical Oncology 2014 Vol 40; Iss 5: 641

3. The management of C1 cytology in the assessment of breast lumps: audit to ensure oncologically safe practice.
Mylvaganam S, Page F, Chima P, Metaxas G, Ingle H
European Journal of Surgical Oncology 2014 Vol 40; Iss 5: 641

4. Patient access to immediate reconstruction following cancer surgery.  Learning from the national mastectomy and reconstruction audit (NMBRA).
Mylvaganam S, Vethirajan N, Boussouara K, Metaxas G, Ingle H
International Journal of Surgery 2013 Vol 11; Iss 8: 605

5. The importance of needle core biopsy in the diagnosis of phylloides tumours
Mylvaganam S, Frank L, Toro C, Vestey S, Thrush S
International Journal of Surgery 2013 Vol 11; Iss 8: 605

6. Routine follow-up of benign phylloides tumours is not indicated.
Mylvaganam S Frank L Toro C Vestey S Thrush S
European Journal of Surgical Oncology 2013: Vol 39;Iss 5: pg 496

7. The Assessment of breast lumps in young women: The case for a change in
guidelines.
Mylvaganam S, Brimyard E, Mullan M
European Journal of Surgical Oncology 2012:Vol 38;Iss 11:1116    

8. Intra-op Specimen Radiography for Margin Assessment in Breast Conserving
Surgery: The need for Surgeon and Radiologist.
Mylvaganam S, Fowler TA, Bashir L, Purser NJ
International Journal of Surgery 2010 Vol 8;Iss 7: 528

9. Approaches to Operative Training and the Implications for Learning:
The Trainee Perspective.
Mylvaganam S
International Journal of Surgery 2010 Vol 8; Iss 7; 555    

Textbooks   

1. The Training of Surgeons: Current Approaches and the Implications for Learning in the Operating Theatre
Mylvaganam S

Lambert Publishing ISBN 978-3-8433-6297-9
    

National Guidelines

1. Consensus guidelines on breast operation note documentation
David Browell, Jane Ooi, Seni Mylvaganam, Elixabeth Shah, Anne Tansley, Tim Davidson, Rhodri Williams, Keiran Horgan no behalf of ABS council

2. Guidelines on anitbiotic prophylaxis in breast surgery
Michael Douek, Senthurun Mylvaganam, Jane Ooi, Jennifer Rusby, Elizabeth Shah, Philip Turton, Rhodri Williams, Kieran Horgan on behalf of the ABS council

Research

Below I have descibed a selection of original research that I have had a significant contribution with to advance UK  knowledge and practice of the two areas I am passionate about which are breast and reconstructive surgery and the training of surgeons.
   
1. iBRA Study – Implant Breast Reconstruction audit
Steering Committee Member and Local Primary Investigator
       
- A national multicentre audit of the practice and outcomes of implant based reconstruction with or without acellular matrix assistance. Contribution to protocol design and patient recruitment.

- This is the largest cohort study undertaken in the world looking at the outcomes of breast implant reconstruction. 

- Member of the writing group contributing to the upcoming publications from this study.
    


   
3. What are trainees’ perspectives and attitudes towards different approaches to operative training and what may be the implications for operative learning.
MA Thesis
Supervisor: Dr Clare Morris

- An analysis of the current operative training framework with privilege afforded
to the lenses of cognitive and social constructs of learning. 

- This identified educational gaps in the trainer-trainee relationship and constructing the community of learners within the operating theatre.
    

   
2. WPBA Study – The formative role of workplace based assessments(WPBA)
Steering Committee member

- A national multicentre study assessing the formative use of workplace based assessments by surgical trainers and trainees and how feedback effects perceptions of learning.

- Recruitment completed 2013.  Analysis identified trainee view of WPBA as a
test and that those who are performance goal orientated see high costs in seeking feedback. Effective supervision has important role to play in encouraging trainees to seek and value feedback.

- Contribution to protocol design and chief investigator at Good Hope hospital recruiting trainers and trainees.
    

Presentations

I have also undertaken over 25 oral and poster presentations at international and national conferences on aspects of breast surgery and surgical training.