Recent Publications

Clin. A/Prof Mark Sywak has been involved with writing numerous publications, listed below are some of the titles…

1: The Australian experience with the Bethesda classification system for thyroid fine needle aspiration biopsies. Sarkis LM, Norlen O, Aniss A, Watson N, Delbridge LW, Sidhu SB, Sywak MS, Gill AJ. Pathology. 2014 Dec;46(7):592-5. PMID: 25393248

2: Minimally invasive thyroid nodulectomy reduces post-operative hypothyroidism when compared with thyroid lobectomy. Sarkis LM, Norlen O, Sywak M, Delbridge L. ANZ J Surg. 2014 Nov 13. PMID: 25392946

3: Association Between BRAF V600E Mutation and Recurrence of Papillary Thyroid Cancer. Xing M, Alzahrani AS, Carson KA, Shong YK, Kim TY, Viola D, Elisei R, Bendlová B, Yip L, Mian C, Vianello F, Tuttle RM, Robenshtok E, Fagin JA, Puxeddu E, Fugazzola L, Czarniecka A, Jarzab B, O’Neill CJ, Sywak MS, Lam AK, Riesco-Eizaguirre G, Santisteban P, Nakayama H, Clifton-Bligh R, Tallini G, Holt EH, Sýkorová V. J Clin Oncol. 2014 Oct 20. PMID: 25332244

4: Long-term outcome after parathyroidectomy for lithium-induced hyperparathyroidism. Norlén O, Sidhu S, Sywak M, Delbridge L. Br J Surg. 2014 Sep 10 PMID: 25043401

5: Decreasing the dose of radioiodine for remnant ablation does not increase structural recurrence rates in papillary thyroid carcinoma. Kruijff S, Aniss AM, Chen P, Sidhu SB, Delbridge LW, Robinson B, Clifton-Bligh RJ, Roach P, Gill AJ, Learoyd D, Sywak MS. Surgery. 2013 Dec PMID: 24383104

6: Recurrent hyperaldosteronism after adrenalectomy: an indication for careful radiologic and histologic re-evaluation. Gundara JS, Gill AJ, Glover A, Benson K, Clifton-Bligh R, Roxburgh S, Sywak M. ANZ J Surg. 2013 Oct 28. PMID: 24165283

7: Patterns of structural recurrence in papillary thyroid cancer. Kruijff S, Petersen JF, Chen P, Aniss AM, Clifton-Bligh RJ, Sidhu SB, Delbridge LW, Gill AJ, Learoyd D, Sywak MS. World J Surg. 2014 March 03. PMID: 24149717

8: A preoperative nomogram for the prediction of ipsilateral central compartment lymph node metastases in papillary thyroid cancer. Thompson AM, Turner RM, Hayen A, Aniss A, Jalaty S, Learoyd DL, Sidhu S, Delbridge L, Yeh MW, Clifton-Bligh R, Sywak M. Thyroid. 2014 Apr 4 PMID: 24083952

9: Association between BRAF V600E mutation and mortality in patients with papillary thyroid cancer. Xing M, Alzahrani AS, Carson KA, Viola D, Elisei R, Bendlova B, Yip L, Mian C, Vianello F, Tuttle RM, Robenshtok E, Fagin JA, Puxeddu E, Fugazzola L, Czarniecka A, Jarzab B, O’Neill CJ, Sywak MS, Lam AK, Riesco-Eizaguirre G, Santisteban P, Nakayama H, Tufano RP, Pai SI, Zeiger MA, Westra WH, Clark DP, Clifton-Bligh R, Sidransky D, Ladenson PW, Sykorova V. JAMA. 2013 Apr 14 PMID: 23571588

10: A prospective study of heart rate variability in endocrine surgery: surgical training increases consultant’s mental strain. Prichard RS, O’Neill CJ, Oucharek JJ, Holmes CY, Delbridge LW, Sywak MS. J Surg Educ. 2012 Jul-Aug;69(4):453-8. Erratum in: J Surg Educ. 2012 Nov-Dec-6 Colinda, Y Holmes [corrected to Holmes, Colinda Y V]. PMID: 22677581

11: Sutureless thyroidectomy: surgical technique. O’Neill CJ, Chang LY, Suliburk JW, Sidhu SB, Delbridge LW, Sywak MS. ANZ J Surg. 2011 Jul-Aug;81(7-8):515-8. PMID: 22295371

12: Management of follicular thyroid carcinoma should be individualised based on degree of capsular and vascular invasion. O’Neill CJ, Vaughan L, Learoyd DL, Sidhu SB, Delbridge LW, Sywak MS. Eur J Surg Oncol. 2011 Feb 2. PMID: 21144693

13: Popadich A, Levin O, Lee JC, Smooke-Praw S, Ro K, Fazel M, Arora A, Tolley NS, Palazzo F, Learoyd DL, Sidhu S, Delbridge L, Sywak M, Yeh MW. A multicenter cohort study of total thyroidectomy and routine central lymph node dissection for cN0 papillary thyroid cancer. Surgery. 2011 Dec;150(6):1048-57. PubMed PMID: 22136820.

14: Kahn C, Simonella L, Sywak M, Boyages S, Ung O, O’Connell D. Pathways to the diagnosis of thyroid cancer in New South Wales: a population-based cross-sectional study. Cancer Causes Control. 2012 Jan;23(1):35-44. Epub 2011 Oct 15. PubMed PMID: 22002623.

15: Suliburk JW, Sywak MS, Sidhu SB, Delbridge LW. 1000 minimally invasive parathyroidectomies without intra-operative parathyroid hormone measurement: lessons learned. ANZ J Surg. 2011 May;81(5):362-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.2010.05488.x. Epub 2010 Oct 1. PubMed PMID: 21518187.

16: O’Neill CJ, Vaughan L, Learoyd DL, Sidhu SB, Delbridge LW, Sywak MS. Management of follicular thyroid carcinoma should be individualised based on degree of capsular and vascular invasion. Eur J Surg Oncol. 2011 Feb;37(2):181-5. Epub 2010 Dec 8. PubMed PMID: 21144693.

17: O’Neill CJ, Bullock M, Chou A, Sidhu SB, Delbridge LW, Robinson BG, Gill AJ, Learoyd DL, Clifton-Bligh R, Sywak MS. BRAF(V600E) mutation is associated with an increased risk of nodal recurrence requiring reoperative surgery in patients with papillary thyroid cancer. Surgery. 2010 Dec;148(6):1139-45; discussion 1145-6. PubMed PMID: 21134544.

18: O’Neill CJ, Chan C, Symons J, Learoyd DL, Sidhu SB, Delbridge LW, Gill A, Sywak MS. Parathyroid carcinoma encountered after minimally invasive focused parathyroidectomy may not require further radical surgery. World J Surg. 2011 Jan;35(1):147-53. PubMed PMID: 20981544.

19: Abraham DT, Low TH, Messina M, Jackson N, Gill A, Chou AS, Delbridge L, Learoyd D, Robinson BG, Sidhu S, Sywak M. Medullary thyroid carcinoma: long-term outcomes of surgical treatment. Ann Surg Oncol. 2011 Jan;18(1):219-25. Epub 2010 Sep 28. PubMed PMID: 20878247.

20: O’Neill CJ, Spence A, Logan B, Suliburk JW, Soon PS, Learoyd DL, Sidhu SB, Sywak MS. Adrenal incidentalomas: risk of adrenocortical carcinoma and clinical outcomes. J Surg Oncol. 2010 Oct 1;102(5):450-3. PubMed PMID: 20734420.

21: Sywak MS, Yeh MW, McMullen T, Stalberg P, Low H, Alvarado R, Sidhu SB, Delbridge LW. A randomized controlled trial of minimally invasive thyroidectomy using the lateral direct approach versus conventional hemithyroidectomy. Surgery. 2008 Dec;144(6):1016-21; discussion 1021-2. PubMed PMID: 19041012.

22: Low TH, Delbridge L, Sidhu S, Learoyd D, Robinson B, Roach P, Sywak M. Lymph node status influences follow-up thyroglobulin levels in papillary thyroid cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2008 Oct;15(10):2827-32. Epub 2008 Jul 18. PubMed PMID: 18636294.

23: Tacon L, Tan CT, Alvarado R, Gill AJ, Sywak M, Fulcher G. Drug-induced thyroiditis and papillary carcinoma in a minocycline-pigmented black thyroid gland. Thyroid. 2008 Jul;18(7):795-7. PubMed PMID: 18631011.

24: Alvarado R, McMullen T, Sidhu SB, Delbridge LW, Sywak MS. Minimally invasive thyroid surgery for single nodules: an evidence-based review of the lateral mini-incision technique. World J Surg. 2008 Jul;32(7):1341-8. Review. PubMed PMID: 18373119.

25: Pang TC, Bambach C, Monaghan JC, Sidhu SB, Bune A, Delbridge LW, Sywak MS. Outcomes of laparoscopic adrenalectomy for hyperaldosteronism. ANZ J Surg. 2007 Sep;77(9):768-73. PubMed PMID: 17685956.

26: Sywak MS, Palazzo FF, Yeh M, Wilkinson M, Snook K, Sidhu SB, Delbridge LW. Parathyroid hormone assay predicts hypocalcaemia after total thyroidectomy. ANZ J Surg. 2007 Aug;77(8):667-70. PubMed PMID: 17635281.

27: Grodski S, Cornford L, Sywak M, Sidhu S, Delbridge L. Routine level VI lymph node dissection for papillary thyroid cancer: surgical technique. ANZ J Surg. 2007 Apr;77(4):203-8. PubMed PMID: 17388820.

28: Sywak M, Cornford L, Roach P, Stalberg P, Sidhu S, Delbridge L. Routine ipsilateral level VI lymphadenectomy reduces postoperative thyroglobulin levels in papillary thyroid cancer. Surgery. 2006 Dec;140(6):1000-5; discussion 1005-7. Epub 2006 Nov 1. PubMed PMID: 17188149.

29: Sywak M, Pasieka JL, Ogilvie T. A review of thyroid cancer with intermediate differentiation. J Surg Oncol. 2004 Apr 1;86(1):44-54. Review. PubMed PMID: 15048680.

30: Sywak M, Pasieka JL, McFadden S, Gelfand G, Terrell J, Dort J. Functional results and quality of life after tracheal resection for locally invasive thyroid cancer. Am J Surg. 2003 May;185(5):462-7. PubMed PMID: 12727568.

31: Sywak M, Pasieka JL. Long-term follow-up and cost benefit of adrenalectomy in patients with primary hyperaldosteronism. Br J Surg. 2002 Dec;89(12):1587-93. PubMed PMID: 12445071.

32: Sywak MS, Robinson BG, Clifton-Bligh P, Reeve TS, Barraclough BH, Fick GH, Delbridge LW. Increase in presentations and procedure rates for hyperparathyroidism in Northern Sydney and New South Wales. Med J Aust. 2002 Sep 2;177(5):246-9. PubMed PMID: 12197818.

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