Dr Yazan Masannat

Dr Yazan Masannat

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer

Dr Yazan Masannat
Dr Yazan Masannat

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The University of Aberdeen Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon
Aberdeen Breast Unit, Ward 315
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, AB25 2ZN


Yazan Masannat is a Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon working in Aberdeen, Scotland/UK and a Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen and the University of East Anglia in England. After completing his basic surgical training in Wales and obtaining the membership exams of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland he Moved to England. He obtained a doctorate from the University of Leeds and then moved to the South East Thames Sector of the London Deanery where he completed his Higher Surgical training. He trained in some of the best units in the world including Guy’s Hospitalin London and obtained the highly competitive and prestigious National Oncoplastic Fellowship at Mid-Essex Hospitals(St Andrews Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery) followed by a further fellowship in the world-renowned Royal Marsden Hospital in London. His main clinical interest is breast conservation through level one and level two oncoplastic techniques and Breast Reconstruction. 

Currently he is actively involved in research exploring new MRI and imaging technologies in breast cancer, and also looking at the biology of the rarer types of breast pathology with the research teams at the University of Aberdeen. 

Teaching is an important part of Yazan’s practice. Locally he teaches at the University of Aberdeenand nationally he is a Tutor on the Master of Surgery in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Program by the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. He also designed a teaching website www.oncoplasticsurgeons.comon breast surgery in collaboration with colleagues from the UK, Europe, The States and India. Some of the best-known names in breast and plastic surgery are taking part in this project. 

He is also a member of the communications team and a co-opted member of the education and training committee with the Association of Breast Surgery (ABS) in the UK and also a member of the education and training committee with the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO) and an examiner at the European Board in Breast Surgery and the European Board in Surgical Oncology.

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Research Overview

MRI Scan in Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer


Teaching Responsibilities

Co-Lead of the Medical Law and Ethics Course



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  • Incidence of male breast cancer in Scotland over a twenty-five-year period (1992 - 2017)

    Reddington, R., Galer, M., Hagedorn, A., Liu, P., Barrack, S., Husain, E., Sharma, R., Speirs, V., Masannat, Y.

    European Journal of Surgical Oncology, vol. 46, no. 8, pp. 1546-1550

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Multifocal and multicentric breast cancer, is it time to think again?

    Masannat, Y. A., Agrawal, A., Maraqa, L., Fuller, M., Down, S. K., Tang, S., Pang, D., Kontos, M., Romics, L., Heys, S. D.

    Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, vol. 102, no. 1, pp. 62-66

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • q-Space Imaging Yields a Higher Effect Gradient to Assess Cellularity than Conventional Diffusion-weighted Imaging Methods at 3.0 T: A Pilot Study with Freshly Excised Whole-Breast Tumors

    Senn, N., Masannat, Y., Husain, E., Siow, B., Heys, S. D., He, J.

    Radiology: Imaging Cancer, vol. 1, no. 1, e190008

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Optimal Phased-Array Signal Combination For Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Measurement In Breast Cancer Using Multiple Quantum Coherence MR Spectroscopy At 3T

    Mallikourti, V., Cheung, S. M., Gagliardi, T., Masannat, Y., Heys, S. D., He, J.

    Scientific Reports, vol. 9, 9529

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • The impact of immediate breast reconstruction on the time to delivery of adjuvant therapy: the iBRA-2 study

    O'Connell, R. L., Rattay, T., Dave, R. V., Trickey, A., Skillman, J., Barnes, N. L. P., Gardiner, M., Harnett, A., Potter, S., Holcombe, C., Masannat, Y., iBRA-2 Steering Group, Breast Reconstruction Research Collaborative

    British Journal of Cancer, vol. 120, pp. 883-895

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Current practice and short-term outcomes of therapeutic mammaplasty in the international TeaM multicentre prospective cohort study

    O'Connell, R. L., Baker, E., Trickey, A., Rattay, T., Whisker, L., Macmillan, R. D., Potter, S., Masannat, Y., TeaM Steering Group

    British Journal of Surgery, vol. 105, no. 13, pp. 1778-1792

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • A population-based audit of surgical practice and outcomes of oncoplastic breast conservations in Scotland - An analysis of 589 patients

    Romics, L., Macaskill, E. J., Fernandez, T., Simpson, L., Morrow, E., Pitsinis, V., Tovey, S., Barber, M., Masannat, Y., Stallard, S., Weiler-Mithoff, E., Malyon, A., Mansell, J., Campbell, E. J., Doughty, J., Dixon, J. M.

    European Journal of Surgical Oncology, vol. 44, no. 7, pp. 939-944

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Pleomorphic LCIS what do we know?: A UK multicenter audit of pleomorphic lobular carcinoma in situ

    Masannat, Y. A., Husain, E., Roylance, R., Heys, S. D., Carder, P. J., Ali, H., Maurice, Y., Pinder, S. E., Sawyer, E., Shaaban, A. M.

    Breast, vol. 38, pp. 120-124

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Current margin practice and effect on re-excision rates following the publication of the SSO-ASTRO consensus and ABS consensus guidelines: a national prospective study of 2858 women undergoing breast-conserving therapy in the UK and Ireland

    Tang, S. S., Kaptanis, S., Haddow, J. B., Mondani, G., Elsberger, B., Tasoulis, M. K., Obondo, C., Johns, N., Ismail, W., Syed, A., Kissias, P., Venn, M., Sundaramoorthy, S., Irwin, G., Sami, A. S., Elfadl, D., Baggaley, A., Remoundos, D. D., Langlands, F., Charalampoudis, P., Barber, Z., Hamilton-Burke, W. L. S., Khan, A., Sirianni, C., Merker, L. A. G., Saha, S., Lane, R. A., Chopra, S., Dupré, S., Manning, A. T., St John, E. R., Musbahi, A., Dlamini, N., McArdle, C. L., Wright, C., Murphy, J. O., Aggarwal, R., Dordea, M., Bosch, K., Egbeare, D., Osman, H., Tayeh, S., Razi, F., Iqbal, J., Ledwidge, S. F. C., Albert, V., Masannat, Y.

    European Journal of Cancer, vol. 84, pp. 315-324

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Spontaneous bilateral breast haemorrhagic necrosis

    De Gabriele, S., Macmillan, M. T., Nomikos, A., Tahhan, M., Masannat, Y., Depasquale, I., Miller, I., Watson, H. G.

    British Journal of Haematology, vol. 176, no. 4, pp. 666-668

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Sentinel node biopsy using a magnetic tracer versus standard technique: the SentiMAG Multicentre Trial

    Douek, M., Klaase, J., Monypenny, I., Kothari, A., Zechmeister, K., Brown, D., Wyld, L., Drew, P., Garmo, H., Agbaje, O., Pankhurst, Q., Anninga, B., Grootendorst, M., Ten Haken, B., Hall-Craggs, M. A., Purushotham, A., Pinder, S., SentiMAG Trialists Group, Masannat, Y.

    Annals of Surgical Oncology, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 1237-1245

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Challenges in the management of pleomorphic lobular carcinoma in situ of the breast

    Masannat, Y. A., Bains, S. K., Pinder, S. E., Purushotham, A. D.

    Breast, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 194-196

    Contributions to Journals: Review articles

  • Conversion after laparoscopic cholecystectomy in England

    Hussain, A., Masannat, Y., Almusawy, H., Sinha, P.

    Surgical Endoscopy, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 668

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Case report of bilateral inflammatory breast cancer

    Masannat, Y. A., Peter, M., Turton, P., Shaaban, A. M.

    European Journal of Cancer Care, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 558-60

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs-associated colopathy

    Masannat, Y. A., Harron, M., Harinath, G.

    ANZ Journal of Surgery, vol. 80, no. 1-2, pp. 96-9

    Contributions to Journals: Review articles

  • Primary leiomyosarcoma of the male breast: a case report

    Masannat, Y., Sumrien, H., Sharaiha, Y.

    Case reports in surgery, vol. 2010, pp. 534102

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Pseudoangiomatous stromal hyperplasia: a case report

    Masannat, Y. A., Whitehead, S., Hawley, I., Apthorp, L., Shah, E. F.

    Case reports in surgery, vol. 2010, pp. 549643

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • DNA damaging effects of the dyes used in sentinel node biopsy: possible implications for clinical practice

    Masannat, Y. A., Hanby, A., Horgan, K., Hardie, L. J.

    Journal of Surgical Research, vol. 154, no. 2, pp. 234-8

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Practical advice on clinical decision making during neoadjuvant chemotherapy for primary breast cancer

    Shenoy, H. G., Peter, M. B., Masannat, Y. A., Dall, B. J. G., Dodwell, D., Horgan, K.

    European Journal of Surgical Oncology, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 65-71

    Contributions to Journals: Review articles

  • A rare complication of a common operation: hepatic artery pseudo aneurysm following cholecystectomy report of a case

    Masannat, Y. A., Al-Naser, S., Al-Tal, Y., Al-Koteesh, J., Sharaf, U. I.

    Irish Journal of Education, vol. 177, no. 4, pp. 397-8

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Nerve injury in lower limb vascular surgery

    Moawad, M. R., Masannat, Y. A., Alhamdani, A., Gibbons, C. P.

    The Surgeon, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 32-5

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Solitary subcutaneous metastatic deposit from hepatocellular carcinoma

    Masannat, Y. A., Achuthan, R., Munot, K., Merchant, W., Meaney, J., McMahon, M. J., Horgan, K. J.

    New zealand medical journal, vol. 120, no. 1266, pp. U2837

    Contributions to Journals: Abstracts

  • Adverse effects of dyes used in sentinel node biopsy on immunocytochemical determination of hormone receptors in breast cancer cells

    Masannat, Y. A., Shaaban, A. M., Speirs, V., Coast, G., Jackson, P., Horgan, K., Hanby, A. M.

    Journal of Clinical Pathology, vol. 60, no. 6, pp. 730-732

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Gallstone ileus: a review

    Masannat, Y., Masannat, Y., Shatnawei, A.

    The Mount Sinai journal of medicine, New York, vol. 73, no. 8, pp. 1132-4

    Contributions to Journals: Review articles

  • Properties and characteristics of the dyes injected to assist axillary sentinel node localization in breast surgery

    Masannat, Y., Shenoy, H., Speirs, V., Hanby, A., Horgan, K.

    European Journal of Surgical Oncology, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 381-4

    Contributions to Journals: Review articles

  • A rare complication of a common disease: Bouveret syndrome, a case report

    Masannat, Y. A., Caplin, S., Brown, T.

    World Journal of Gastroenterology, vol. 12, no. 16, pp. 2620-1

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Chronic contained rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysm presenting with longstanding back pain

    Al-Koteesh, J., Masannat, Y., James, N. V. M., Sharaf, U.

    Scottish Medical Journal, vol. 50, no. 3, pp. 122-3

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

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