Research & Publications

Mr Sushil Maslekar has published articles on colorectal cancer, quality of colonoscopy and pelvic floor disorders. His research interests include faecal incontinence, organ preservation in rectal cancer, translational research in proteomics, gene therapy and biomarkers in colorectal cancer.


1 : Multicentre observational study of gastrointestinal recovery after elective colorectal surgery. Colorectal Dis. 2018 Jun;20(6):536-544.

2 : Gonsalves S, Brayshaw I, Maslekar S, Hance J, Sagar P, Miskovic D. A new technique of extreme lateral positioning for laparoscopic splenic flexure mobilization. Colorectal Dis. 2015 May;17(5):O126-8. doi: 10.1111/codi.12942.
PubMed PMID: 25754828.

4 : Maslekar S, Toh EW, Adair R, Bate JP, Botterill I. Systematic review of anorectal varices. Colorectal Dis. 2013 Dec;15(12):e702-10. doi: 10.1111/codi.12417. Review.
PubMed PMID: 24020839.

5 : Maslekar S, Smith K, Harji D, Griffiths B, Sagar PM. Injectable collagen for the treatment of fecal incontinence: long-term results. Dis Colon Rectum. 2013 Mar;56(3):354-9. doi: 10.1097/DCR.0b013e3182805276.
PubMed PMID: 23392151.

6 : Harji DP, Sagar PM, Boyle K, Maslekar S, Griffiths B, McArthur DR. Outcome of surgical resection of second-time locally recurrent rectal cancer. Br J Surg. 2013 Feb;100(3):403-9. doi: 10.1002/bjs.8991. Epub 2012 Dec 7.
PubMed PMID: 23225371.

7 : Maslekar S, Sagar PM, Harji D, Bruce C, Griffiths B. The challenge of pouch-vaginal fistulas: a systematic review. Tech Coloproctol. 2012 Dec;16(6):405-14. doi: 10.1007/s10151-012-0885-7. Epub 2012 Sep 6. Review.
PubMed PMID: 22956207.

8 : Qureshi MS, Goldsmith PJ, Maslekar S, Prasad KR, Botterill ID. Synchronous resection of colorectal cancer and liver metastases: comparative views of
colorectal and liver surgeons. Colorectal Dis. 2012 Aug;14(8):e477-85. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-1318.2012.02992.x.
PubMed PMID: 22340783.

9 : Maslekar S, Sagar PM, Mavor AI, Harji D, Bruce C. Resection of recurrent rectal cancer with encasement of external iliac vessels. Tech Coloproctol. 2013
Feb;17(1):131-2. doi: 10.1007/s10151-011-0787-0. Epub 2011 Nov 18.
PubMed PMID: 22095300.

10 : Griffiths B, Harji D, Maslekar S, Bruce C, Sagar PM. Pelvic exenteration for recurrent colonic malignancy. Tech Coloproctol. 2012 Oct;16(5):401-2. doi:
10.1007/s10151-011-0775-4. Epub 2011 Nov 3.
PubMed PMID: 22048191.

11 : Harji DP, Maslekar S, Bruce C, Sagar PM. Trans-vaginal repair of a recurrent pouch-vaginal fistula. Tech Coloproctol. 2011 Dec;15(4):483-5. doi: 10.1007/s10151-011-0705-5. Epub 2011 Jun 22.
PubMed PMID: 21695439.

12 : Maslekar S, Miller G. Suturing for post cholecystectomy bile leaks: a safe and efficient technique. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2011 Apr;93(3):260. doi: 10.1308/003588411X12851639107395g. PubMed PMID: 21477450;
PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3291153.

13 : Maslekar S, Waudby P, Avery G, Monson JR, Duthie GS. Quality assurance in flexible sigmoidoscopy: medical and nonmedical endoscopists. Surg Endosc. 2010 Jan;24(1):89-93. doi: 10.1007/s00464-009-0553-9. Epub 2009 Aug 18.
PubMed PMID: 19688402.

14 : Maslekar S, Gardiner AB, Monson JR, Duthie GS. Artificial neural networks to predict presence of significant pathology in patients presenting to routine colorectal clinics. Colorectal Dis. 2010 Dec;12(12):1254-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-1318.2009.02005.x.
PubMed PMID: 19604289.

15 : : Maslekar S, Balaji P, Gardiner A, Culbert B, Monson JR, Duthie GS. Randomized controlled trial of patient-controlled sedation for colonoscopy: Entonox vs modified patient-maintained target-controlled propofol. Colorectal Dis. 2011 Jan;13(1):48-57. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-1318.2009.01988.x.
PubMed PMID: 19575742.

16 : Maslekar S, Hughes M, Gardiner A, Monson JR, Duthie GS. Patient satisfaction with lower gastrointestinal endoscopy: doctors, nurse and nonmedical
endoscopists. Colorectal Dis. 2010 Oct;12(10):1033-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-1318.2009.01989.x.
PubMed PMID: 19575741.

17 : Maslekar S, Avery G, Duthie GS. Quality assurance in colonoscopy: role of endomucosal clips. Colorectal Dis. 2010 Jul;12(7):651-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-1318.2009.01874.x. Epub 2009 Apr 10.
PubMed PMID: 19486091.

18 : Maslekar S, Gardiner A, Hughes M, Culbert B, Duthie GS. Randomized clinical trial of Entonox versus midazolam-fentanyl sedation for colonoscopy. Br J Surg. 2009 Apr;96(4):361-8. doi: 10.1002/bjs.6467.
PubMed PMID: 19283736.

19 : Maslekar S, Anwar S. Recent advances in the management of rectal cancer. Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2008 Dec;69(12):681-5. Review.
PubMed PMID: 19186605.

20 : Suppiah A, Maslekar S, Alabi A, Hartley JE, Monson JR. Transanal endoscopic microsurgery in early rectal cancer: time for a trial? Colorectal Dis. 2008
May;10(4):314-27; discussion 327-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-1318.2007.01448.x. Epub 2008 Jan 10. Review.
PubMed PMID: 18190614.

21 : Maslekar S, Pillinger SH, Sharma A, Taylor A, Monson JR. Cost analysis of transanal endoscopic microsurgery for rectal tumours. Colorectal Dis. 2007
PubMed PMID: 17298620.

22 : Maslekar S, Gardiner AB, Duthie GS. Anterior anal sphincter repair for fecal incontinence: Good longterm results are possible. J Am Coll Surg. 2007
PubMed PMID: 17189111.

23 : Maslekar S, Sharma A, Macdonald A, Gunn J, Monson JR, Hartley JE. Mesorectal grades predict recurrences after curative resection for rectal cancer. Dis Colon Rectum. 2007 Feb;50(2):168-75.
PubMed PMID: 17160574.

24 : Maslekar S, Pillinger SH, Monson JR. Transanal endoscopic microsurgery for carcinoma of the rectum. Surg Endosc. 2007 Jan;21(1):97-102. Epub 2006 Nov 16.
PubMed PMID: 17111281.

25 : Maslekar S, Sharma A, Macdonald A, Gunn J, Monson JR, Hartley JE. Do supervised colorectal trainees differ from consultants in terms of quality of TME surgery? Colorectal Dis. 2006 Nov;8(9):790-4.
PubMed PMID: 17032327.

26 : Maslekar S, Gardiner A, Maklin C, Duthie GS. Investigation and treatment of faecal incontinence. Postgrad Med J. 2006 Jun;82(968):363-71. Review.
PubMed PMID: 16754704; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2563743.

27 : Maslekar S, Beral DL, White TJ, Pillinger SH, Monson JR. Transanal endoscopic microsurgery: where are we now? Dig Surg. 2006;23(1-2):12-22. Epub 2006 Apr 21. Review.
PubMed PMID: 16675907.

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