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NST Part II PDN Anatomy Projects

Year 3 pre-clinical students may do either an experimental research project or a library-based project, under supervision.

 

Research: Part II projects

Each year anatomical projects are offered to students reading NST Part II PDN. The findings are written up in the form of a research report of up to 8,500 words.

 

2017-18

Projects underway

With Prof Jonathan Brown, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Gloucester Royal Hospital 

Amil Sinha (DOW)

  • How do the morphological characteristics of the major duodenal papilla affect the ease of selective common bile duct cannulation during ERCP?

Dylan Thiarya (M)

  • Can the morphology of the duodenal papilla predict the ease and extent of endoscopic sphincterotomy?

With Mr Vijay Santhanam, Consultant Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon, Addenbrooke's Hospital 

Jonathan Chu (DOW)

  • What is an 'average' chin?

Samuel Moore (JN)

  • A novel investigation of the mental foramina in the mandible with clinical implications

With Mr Jai Chitnavis, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Cambridge Knee Clinic, and Prof Ceri Davies, Professor of Anatomy, Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College
London

Patrick Warren (EM)

  • A cadaveric dissection study of the soft tissues which surround the patella in extension of the knee

Jenny Wilkins (TH)

  • What are the depths of penetration into the knee cavity and through the infrapatellar fat pad for the different portal positions in arthroscopic surgery? 

With Dr Annja Neumann, Research Associate: Schnitzler Digital Edition Project; Affiliate Lecturer at the Department of German and Dutch, Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages

Maahi Qureshi (M)

  • The spectacle of dissection  

With Dr Matthew Mason, University Physiologist

Will Ashley-Fenn (CTH)

  • Clinical vestibular anatomy investigated with
    microcomputed tomography and 3D reconstruction

Presentations

Kapur, M.,  and Shah, R., et al.

  • Sexual dimorphism and ethnic variance: their impact on the reliability of the antilingula as a landmark in human mandibular surgery (abstract)

Shah, R., and Kapur, M., et al.

  • Using the antilingula to avoid inferior alveolar nerve damage during orthognathic surgery (abstract)

Stewart, M, et al.

 

  • Investigating the ‘Box Junction’ – A novel assessment of neurovascular anatomy in the anterolateral thigh flap (abstract)

Wong, E., Choo, A., et al.

  • Clinical significance of structural variation in the ileocaecal valve (abstract)
  • Anatomical investigation of the ileocaecal junction in cadaveric specimens (abstract)

 

 

 

 

2016-17

Projects completed

In collaboration with Mr Ahid Abood, Consultant in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Addenbrooke’s Hospital

Max Stewart (SID)

  • Detailed characterisation of the neurovascular anatomy of the anterolateral thigh flap used in plastic and reconstructive surgery

Oral presentation at the Institute of Anatomical Sciences Spring Meeting April 2017 (abstract)

In collaboration with Mr Vijay Santhanam, Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Addenbrooke’s Hospital

Milan Kapur (K) and Rahul Shah (G)

  • Determination of a reliable anatomical landmark for identification of the mandibular foramen

Oral presentation at the Institute of Anatomical Sciences Spring Meeting April 2017 (abstract)

In collaboration with Dr Teresa Tiffert, Professor Jonathan Brown and Mr Charles West

Amanda Choo (M) and Eunice Wong (CTH)

  • Investigation of the mechanical properties and histological features of the ileocaecal valve

 

In collaboration with Ms Emily Evans and Mr Robert Whitaker

Samantha Summers (M)

Part II BBS: Ali Alam (JE) and Eleanor Cox (EM)

  • Aspects of Anatomical Illustration
  • (a) Investigation and evaluation of the transition from hand-drawn to computer generated images

Oral presentation at the Institute of Anatomical Sciences Spring Meeting April 2017 (abstract)

  • (b) Critical analysis of the increasing use of anatomical art in popular culture

 

In collaboration with Dr Matthew Mason

Prabhvir Marway (T)

  • Structure and variability in the human inner ear

Oral presentation at the Institute of Anatomical Science Spring Meeting April 2017 (abstract)

2015-16

Projects completed

In collaboration with Mr Jai Chitnavis, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Cambridge Knee Clinic

Two projects investigating the clinical features of patients with meniscal tears of the knee

Isabelle Terry (PEM)

  • Clinical and magnetic resonance (MRI) correlations in patients with symptomatic meniscal tears of the knee

 

Oral presentation at the BACA (British Association of Clinical Anatomists) Winter Scientific Meeting 2016, Leeds Institute of Medical Education, University of Leeds

Samuel Webb (SE)

  • A critical evaluation of the clinical features of patients presenting for elective surgery to treat meniscal tears (abstract)

Oral presentation at the Anatomical Society Winter Meeting, 20 December 2016 at Guy's Campus, King's College London (abstract)

 

In collaboration with Dr Josh Nall, Curator of Modern Sciences, Department of History and Philosophy of Science

One BBS dissertation topic investigating aspects of anatomical education in Cambridge

Rituja Kamble (DOW)

  • Evaluation of the Pedagogical Approaches to Anatomical Education in post-1830s Cambridge

 

2014-15

Projects completed

In collaboration with Dr Michelle Spear, formerly Deputy Clinical Anatomist, Cambridge and with invaluable assistance from Mr Martin Clayton, Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings, the Royal Collection, Windsor Castle; Professor Sachiko Kusukawa, Faculty of History; and Dr Ron Philo, Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Texas

Two projects comparing the anatomical works of Leonardo da Vinci and Andreas Vesalius

Rachel Scott (SE)

  • Critical evaluation of the depiction of abdominopelvic viscera in the anatomical works of Leonardo da Vinci and Andreas Vesalius (abstract)

Oral presentation at the Anatomical Society Winter Meeting 14-16 December 2015

Emma Sewart (K)

  • Comparative analysis of methodologies employed by Leonardo da Vinci and Andreas Vesalius in their studies of craniospinal anatomy (abstract)

Poster presentation at the Anatomical Society Winter Meeting 14-16 December 2015

 

In collaboration with Professor Jonathan Brown and Dr Michelle Spear

Two projects investigating the looping patterns in colonoscopies performed using ScopeGuide

Jacob Lam (JE) and James Wilkinson (CTH)

  • Real-time analysis of the frequency distributions of looping patterns of the colon during colonoscopy (abstract)

Oral presentation at the Anatomical Society Winter Meeting 14-16 December 2015

  • Configurations of colonic segments in undisturbed cadaveric abdomens and the implications for difficulties encountered in colonoscopy (abstract)

Poster presentation at the Anatomical Society Winter Meeting 14-16 December 2015

Further research arising from this project has led to a poster presentation at the British Society of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting 20-23 June 2016

  • Analysis of looping patterns in colonoscopy using ScopeGuide; their relation to completion times and configurations in cadaveric colons

Oral presentation at the Institute of Anatomical Sciences Spring Meeting April 2017 (abstract)