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The Manchester Centre for Neonatal Surgery is committed to carrying out pioneering research in order to discover new information that will help the treatment of babies with neonatal surgical conditions around the UK and the rest of the world.

We host our own research studies and also collaborate with other units as part of multi-centred projects.


Current research studies

We are the host centre for the NIHR funded ToSCiN study and the Chief Investigator is one of Consultant Surgeons, Nick Lansdale. Read more

We regularly submit data to the Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) study group (CDHSG) which is an international consortium of centers that prospectively collect and voluntarily contribute data about liveborn CDH patients they manage. Read more

Recent publications

Ducey J, Kennedy AM, Linsell L, et al; Timing of neonatal stoma closure: a survey of health professional perspectives and current practice. Archives of Disease in Childhood – Fetal and Neonatal Edition Published Online First: 19 August 2021.


Colthorpe A, Emmerson A, Kamupira S, Lansdale N, Tanney K. Intra-thoracic lesions mimicking congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Infant 2021; 17(5): x-x.



Harwood, R., Reid, T., Salim, A., Rachmani, E., Siminas, S., Horwood, F., Almond, S. and Corbett, H., 2021. Routine evaluation of vesico-ureteric reflux in children with anorectal malformation does not reduce the rate of urinary tract infection. Journal of Pediatric Surgery,.


Long, A., Jones, I., Knight, M., McNally, J., Saeed, A., Lopes, J., Garrett-Cox, R., Sherwood, W., Besarovic, S., Jones, C., Owusu-Ankomah, R., Eradi, B., Jones, A., Walker, G., Zaman, A., Craigie, R., Murthi, G., Johal, N., Njere, I., Mortell, A., Shrestha, R., Aslam, A., Kenny, S., Jester, I., Cusick, E., Clarke, S., McCabe, A., Kufeji, D., Gupta, S., Johnson, P., Patel, S., Sugarman, I., Rajimwale, A., Tsang, T., Motiwale, S., Driver, C., Paramalingam, S., Marshall, D., Charlesworth, P., Jaffray, B., Marven, S., Keys, C., Giuliani, S. and Mortell, M., 2021. Early management of meconium ileus in infants with cystic fibrosis: A prospective population cohort study. Journal of Pediatric Surgery,.


Khandwalla, Z., Tanney, K., Gasiorowski, E., Lansdale, N. and Wilkinson, D., 2020. Communicating bronchopulmonary foregut malformation 1a: imaging and approach. Archives of Disease in Childhood – Fetal and Neonatal Edition, 105(4), pp.444-444.


Peterson, J., Riggs, H., Nedungadi, S., Lansdale, N. and Kamupira, S., 2019. Intrathoracic renal ectopia with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Archives of Disease in Childhood – Fetal and Neonatal Edition, 104(3), p.F320.


Aldeiri, B., Davidson, J., Eaton, S., Coletta, R., Cardoso Almeida, A., Long, A., Knight, M., Cross, K., Chouikh, T., Iacobelli, B., Sarnacki, S., Bagolan, P., Cretolle, C., Siminas, S., Curry, J., Morabito, A. and De Coppi, P., 2019. Variations in the Detection of Anorectal Anomalies at Birth among European Cities. European Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 30(03), pp.287-292.


Harwood, R., Horwood, F., Tafilaj, V. and Craigie, R., 2018. Transanastomotic tubes reduce the cost of nutritional support in neonates with congenital duodenal obstruction. Pediatric Surgery International, 35(4), pp.457-461.


Bethell, G., Long, A., Knight, M. and Hall, N., 2019. Congenital duodenal obstruction in the UK: a population-based study. Archives of Disease in Childhood – Fetal and Neonatal Edition, 105(2), pp.178-183.