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Associate Professor Tim Eglinton

Tim EglintonAssociate Professor and Head of Department
Colorectal Surgeon

MBChB MMedSc FRACS FACS FCSSANZ

Email tim.eglinton@cdhb.health.nz

Tim Eglinton is a consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon, Associate Professor in Surgery and Head of the Department of Surgery at the University of Otago, Christchurch.

He also teaches 4th to 6th year medical students.

Associate Professor Eglinton is a member of the ANZ Training Board in Colon and Rectal Surgery and the RACS Surgical Skills Training Committee.

Research interests

Tim's research interests include:

  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Diverticular disease.

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Publications

Morley-Bunker, A. E., Wiggins, G. A. R., Currie, M. J., Morrin, H. R., Whitehead, M. R., Eglinton, T., Pearson, J., & Walker, L. C. (2021). RNAscope compatibility with image analysis platforms for the quantification of tissue-based colorectal cancer biomarkers in archival formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue. Acta Histochemica, 123, 151765. doi: 10.1016/j.acthis.2021.151765

Gatenby, G., Glyn, T., Pearson, J., Gearry, R., & Eglinton, T. (2021). The long-term incidence of dysplasia and colorectal cancer in a Crohn’s colitis population-based cohort. Colorectal Disease. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/codi.15756

Fagan, G., Barazanchi, A., Coulter, G., Leeman, M., Hill, A. G., & Eglinton, T. W. (2021). New Zealand and Australia emergency laparotomy mortality rates compare favourably to international outcomes: A systematic review. ANZ Journal of Surgery. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ans.16563

Dachs, G. U., Gandhi, J., Wohlrab, C., Carr, A. C., Morrin, H. R., Pullar, J. M., Bayer, S. B., Eglinton, T. W., Robinson, B. A., & Vissers, M. C. M. (2021). Vitamin C administration by intravenous infusion increases tumor ascorbate content in patients with colon cancer: A clinical intervention study. Frontiers in Oncology, 10, 600715. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2020.600715

Lau, S., Kong, J., Bell, S., Heriot, A., Stevenson, A., Moloney, J., … Eglinton, T., … Warrier, S. (2021). Transanal mesorectal excision: Early outcomes in Australia and New Zealand. British Journal of Surgery. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/bjs/znaa098

Eglinton, T. W., & Frizelle, F. A. (2019). Laparoscopic sigmoid colectomy for diverticular disease. In M. Parker & W. Hohenberger (Eds.), Lower gastrointestinal tract surgery: (Vol. 1): Laparoscopic procedures. (pp. 285-306). Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-05240-9_9

Chapter in Book - Research

Eglinton, T. W., & Frizelle, F. A. (2010). Investigation and management of complications after coloproctological surgery. In G. A. Santoro, A. P. Wieczorek & C. I. Bartram (Eds.), Pelvic floor disorders: Imaging and multidisciplinary approach to management. (pp. 713-723). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-88-470-1542-5_93

Chapter in Book - Research

Dachs, G. U., Gandhi, J., Wohlrab, C., Carr, A. C., Morrin, H. R., Pullar, J. M., Bayer, S. B., Eglinton, T. W., Robinson, B. A., & Vissers, M. C. M. (2021). Vitamin C administration by intravenous infusion increases tumor ascorbate content in patients with colon cancer: A clinical intervention study. Frontiers in Oncology, 10, 600715. doi: 10.3389/fonc.2020.600715

Journal - Research Article

Fischer, J., Eglinton, T. W., & Frizelle, F. A. (2021). Clinical predictors of response to chemoradiotherapy for rectal cancer as an aid to organ preservation. ANZ Journal of Surgery. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ans.16531

Journal - Research Article

Gatenby, G., Glyn, T., Pearson, J., Gearry, R., & Eglinton, T. (2021). The long-term incidence of dysplasia and colorectal cancer in a Crohn’s colitis population-based cohort. Colorectal Disease. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/codi.15756

Journal - Research Article

Lau, S., Kong, J., Bell, S., Heriot, A., Stevenson, A., Moloney, J., … Eglinton, T., … Warrier, S. (2021). Transanal mesorectal excision: Early outcomes in Australia and New Zealand. British Journal of Surgery. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/bjs/znaa098

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Morley-Bunker, A. E., Wiggins, G. A. R., Currie, M. J., Morrin, H. R., Whitehead, M. R., Eglinton, T., Pearson, J., & Walker, L. C. (2021). RNAscope compatibility with image analysis platforms for the quantification of tissue-based colorectal cancer biomarkers in archival formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue. Acta Histochemica, 123, 151765. doi: 10.1016/j.acthis.2021.151765

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Chittleborough, T. J., Gutlic, I., Pearson, J. F., Watson, A., Bhatti, L. A., Buchwald, P., … Wakeman, C., Eglinton, T., & Frizelle, F. (2020). Increasing incidence of young-onset colorectal carcinoma: A three-country population analysis. Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, 63, 903-910. doi: 10.1097/DCR.0000000000001631

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Cross, A. J., Kornfält, P., Lidin, J., Buchwald, P., Frizelle, F. A., & Eglinton, T. W. (2020). Surgical outcomes following colorectal cancer resections in patients aged 80 years and over: Results from the Australia and New Zealand Bi-national Colorectal Cancer Audit. Colorectal Disease. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/codi.15445

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Fischer, J., Eglinton, T. W., Richards, S. J. G., & Frizelle, F. A. (2020). Predicting pathological response to chemoradiotherapy for rectal cancer: A systematic review. Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/14737140.2021.1868992

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Glyn Mullaney, T., McCombie, A., Wakeman, C., Eglinton, T., & Gearry, R. (2020). Surveillance for dysplasia in patients with inflammatory bowel disease: An updated national survey of colonoscopic practice in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1517), 56-65. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Hawkins, A. T., Wise, P. E., Chan, T., Lee, J. T., Glyn Mullaney, T., Wood, V., Eglinton, T., Frizelle, F., … Lightner, A. L. (2020). Diverticulitis: An update from the age old paradigm. Current Problems in Surgery, 57, 100862. doi: 10.1016/j.cpsurg.2020.100862

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Paulides, E., Daker, C., Frampton, C., Gearry, R. B., Eglinton, T., de Boer, N. K. H., … McCombie, A. M. (2020). Overcoming workplace disability in IBD patients: An observational study. Inflammatory Intestinal Diseases, 5(2), 84-92. doi: 10.1159/000506702

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Peacock, O., Waters, P. S., Kong, J. C., Warrier, S. K., Wakeman, C., Eglinton, T., … Frizelle, F. A., & McCormick, J. J. (2020). Complications after extended radical resections for locally advanced and recurrent pelvic malignancies: A 25-year experience. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 27, 409-414. doi: 10.1245/s10434-019-07816-8

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Peacock, O., Waters, P. S., Kong, J. C., Warrier, S. K., Wakeman, C., Eglinton, T., … Frizelle, F. A., & McCormick, J. J. (2020). Complications and 5-year survival after radical resections which include urological organs for locally advanced and recurrent pelvic malignancies: Analysis of 646 consecutive cases. Techniques in Coloproctology, 24(2), 181-190. doi: 10.1007/s10151-019-02141-4

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PelvEx Collaborative, including Eglinton, T., Frizelle, F. A., & Wakeman, C. (2020). Management strategies for patients with advanced rectal cancer and liver metastases using modified Delphi methodology: Results from the PelvEx Collaborative. Colorectal Disease, 22, 1184-1188. doi: 10.1111/codi.15007

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PelvEx Collaborative, including Eglinton, T., Frizelle, F., & Wakeman, C. (2020). Simultaneous pelvic exenteration and liver resection for primary rectal cancer with synchronous liver metastases: Results from the PelvEx Collaborative. Colorectal Disease, 22, 1258-1262. doi: 10.1111/codi.15064

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Richards, C., Levic, K., Fischer, J., Eglinton, T., Ramsay, G., Kumarasinghe, P., … Brown, I. (2020). International validation of a risk prediction algorithm for patients with malignant colorectal polyps. Colorectal Disease. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/codi.15365

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Richards, S. J. G., Cherry, T. J., Frizelle, F. A., & Eglinton, T. W. (2020). Pre-operative frailty is predictive of adverse post-operative outcomes in colorectal cancer patients. ANZ Journal of Surgery. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/ans.16319

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Tranter-Entwistle, I., Mullaney, T. G., Noah, K., Pearson, J., Falvey, J., Gearry, R., & Eglinton, T. (2020). Long-term incidence of dysplasia and colorectal cancer in an ulcerative colitis population-based cohort. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 90, 821-825. doi: 10.1111/ans.15686

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Turner, G. A., O'Grady, M., Frizelle, F. A., Eglinton, T. W., & Sharma, P. V. (2020). Influence of obesity on the risk of recurrent acute diverticulitis. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 90, 2032-2035. doi: 10.1111/ans.15784

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Al-Busaidi, I. S., Bailey, T., Dobbs, B., Eglinton, T. W., Wakeman, C. J., & Frizelle, F. A. (2019). Complete resection of colorectal cancer with ovarian metastases combined with chemotherapy is associated with improved survival. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 89, 1091-1096. doi: 10.1111/ans.14930

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Morley-Bunker, A., Pearson, J., Currie, M. J., Morrin, H., Whitehead, M. R., Eglinton, T., & Walker, L. C. (2019). Assessment of intra-tumoural colorectal cancer prognostic biomarkers using RNA in situ hybridisation. Oncotarget, 10(14), 1425-1439. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.26675

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Paulides, E., Kim, C., Frampton, C., Gearry, R. B., Eglinton, T., Leong, R. W., … McCombie, A. M. (2019). Validation of the inflammatory bowel disease disability index for self-report and development of an item-reduced version. Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 34, 92-102. doi: 10.1111/jgh.14496

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Peacock, O., Waters, P. S., Bressel, M., Lynch, A. C., Wakeman, C., Eglinton, T., … Frizelle, F. A., & Heriot, A. G. (2019). Prognostic factors and patterns of failure after surgery for T4 rectal cancer in the beyond total mesorectal excision era. British Journal of Surgery, 106(12), 1685-1696. doi: 10.1002/bjs.11242

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PelvEx Collaborative, including Eglinton, T., Frizelle, F. A., & Wakeman, C. (2019). Changing outcomes following pelvic exenteration for locally advanced and recurrent rectal cancer. BJS Open, 3(4), 516-520. doi: 10.1002/bjs5.50153

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PelvEx Collaborative, including Eglinton, T., Frizelle, F. A., & Wakeman, C. (2019). Palliative pelvic exenteration: A systematic review of patient-centered outcomes. European Journal of Surgical Oncology, 45(10), 1787-1795. doi: 10.1016/j.ejso.2019.06.011

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PelvEx Collaborative, including Eglinton, T., Frizelle, F. A., & Wakeman, C. (2019). Pelvic exenteration for advanced nonrectal pelvic malignancy. Annals of Surgery, 270(5), 899-905. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000003533

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PelvEx Collaborative, including Eglinton, T., Frizelle, F. A., & Wakeman, C. (2019). Surgical and survival outcomes following pelvic exenteration for locally advanced primary rectal cancer: Results from an international collaboration. Annals of Surgery, 269(2), 315-321. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002528

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Waters, P. S., Peacock, O., Warrier, S. K., Wakeman, C., Eglinton, T., Lynch, A. C., Frizelle, F. A., … McCormick, J. (2019). Evolution of pelvic exenteration surgery: Resectional trends and survival outcomes over three decades. European Journal of Surgical Oncology, 45(12), 2325-2333. doi: 10.1016/j.ejso.2019.07.015

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Clarke, L., Abbott, H., Sharma, P., Eglinton, T. W., & Frizelle, F. A. (2018). Impact of restenting for recurrent colonic obstruction due to tumour ingrowth. BJS Open, 1(6), 202-206. doi: 10.1002/bjs5.34

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Falconer, R., Connor, S., Balasingham, A., & Eglinton, T. (2018). Does positron emission tomography/computed tomography change management in colorectal cancer? ANZ Journal of Surgery, 88(4), E248-E251. doi: 10.1111/ans.13798

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Hunter, R. J., Buckley, N., Fitzgerald, E. L., MacCormick, A. D., & Eglinton, T. W. (2018). General surgery prioritization tool: A pilot study. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 88, 1279-1283. doi: 10.1111/ans.14703

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PelvEx Collaborative, including Eglinton, T., Frizelle, F. A., & Wakeman, C. (2018). Factors affecting outcomes following pelvic exenteration for locally recurrent rectal cancer. British Journal of Surgery, 105(6), 650-657. doi: 10.1002/bjs.10734

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PelvEx Collaborative, including Eglinton, T., Frizelle, F. A., & Wakeman, C. (2018). Minimally invasive surgery techniques in pelvic exenteration: A systematic and meta-analysis review. Surgical Endoscopy, 32, 4707-4715. doi: 10.1007/s00464-018-6299-5

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Richards, S. J. G., Frizelle, F. A., Geddes, J. A., Eglinton, T. W., & Hampton, M. B. (2018). Frailty in surgical patients. International Journal of Colorectal Disease, 33(12), 1657-1666. doi: 10.1007/s00384-018-3163-y

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Senadeera, S. C., Vun, S. V., Butterfield, N., Eglinton, T., & Frizelle, F. A. (2018). Role of super-selective embolization in lower gastrointestinal bleeding. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 88(9), E644-E648. doi: 10.1111/ans.14441

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Alamri, Y., Moon, D., Ah Yen, D., Wakeman, C., Eglinton, T., & Frizelle, F. (2017). Ten-year experience of splenic trauma in New Zealand: The rise of non-operative management. New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1463), 11-18. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Buchwald, P., Dixon, L., Wakeman, C. J., Eglinton, T. W., & Frizelle, F. A. (2017). Hinchey I and II diverticular abscesses: Long-term outcome of conservative treatment. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 87(12), 1011-1014. doi: 10.1111/ans.13501

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Cross, A. J., Buchwald, P. L., Frizelle, F. A., & Eglinton, T. W. (2017). Meta-analysis of prophylactic mesh to prevent parastomal hernia. British Journal of Surgery, 104(3), 179-186. doi: 10.1002/bjs.10402

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Fischer, J., Dobbs, B., Dixon, L., Eglinton, T. W., Wakeman, C. J., Frizelle, F. A., on behalf of the New Zealand Malignant Polyp Study (NZ MAPS) Group, including Thompson-Fawcett, M. (2017). Management of malignant colorectal polyps in New Zealand. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 87(5), 350-355. doi: 10.1111/ans.13502

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Gandhi, J., Davidson, C., Hall, C., Pearson, J., Eglinton, T., Wakeman, C., & Frizelle, F. (2017). Population-based study demonstrating an increase in colorectal cancer in young patients. British Journal of Surgery, 104(8), 1063-1068. doi: 10.1002/bjs.10518

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Marshall, J. R., Buchwald, P. L., Gandhi, J., Schultz, J. K., Hider, P. N., Frizelle, F. A., & Eglinton, T. W. (2017). Laparoscopic lavage in the management of Hinchey grade III diverticulitis: A systematic review. Annals of Surgery, 265(4), 670-676. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002005

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Rayen, J., Currie, T., Gearry, R. B., Frizelle, F., & Eglinton, T. (2017). The long-term outcome of anti-TNF alpha therapy in perianal Crohn's disease. Techniques in Coloproctology, 21(2), 119-124. doi: 10.1007/s10151-016-1578-4

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Alamri, Y., Buchwald, P., Dixon, L., Dobbs, B., Eglinton, T., McCormick, J., Wakeman, C., & Frizelle, F. A. (2016). Salvage surgery in patients with recurrent or residual squamous cell carcinoma of the anus. European Journal of Surgical Oncology, 42(11), 1687-1692. doi: 10.1016/j.ejso.2016.05.006

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Alamri, Y., Frizelle, F., Al-Mahrouqi, H., Eglinton, T., & Roberts, R. (2016). Surgical ward round checklist: Does it improve medical documentation? A clinical review of Christchurch general surgical notes. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 86(11), 878-882. doi: 10.1111/ans.13425

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Buchwald, P., Diesing, L., Dixon, L., Wakeman, C., Eglinton, T., Dobbs, B., & Frizelle, F. (2016). Cohort study of mesenteric panniculitis and its relationship to malignancy. British Journal of Surgery, 103(12), 1727-1730. doi: 10.1002/bjs.10229

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Hopper, L., Eglinton, T. W., Wakeman, C., Dobbs, B. R., Dixon, L., & Frizelle, F. A. (2016). Progress in the management of retrorectal tumours. Colorectal Disease, 18(4), 410-417. doi: 10.1111/codi.13117

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Lee, Y., McCombie, A., Gearry, R., Frizelle, F. A., Vanamala, R., Leong, R. W., & Eglinton, T. (2016). Disability in restorative proctocolectomy recipients measured using the inflammatory bowel disease disability index. Journal of Crohn's & Colitis, 10(12), 1378-1384. doi: 10.1093/ecco-jcc/jjw114

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McCombie, A., Lee, Y., Vanamala, R., Gearry, R., Frizelle, F., Mckay, E., Williman, J., & Eglinton, T. (2016). Early postoperative complications have long-term impact on quality of life after restorative proctocolectomy. Medicine, 95(27), e3966. doi: 10.1097/md.0000000000003966

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