Dr. Sunitha.V.C

Dr. Sunitha.V.C
Additional Professor and Head
Medical Registration number: 
TC Medical Council 26212
Academic Qualifications: 


Special Area of Interest: 
Women’s imaging, Fetal Imaging, Image guided Breast interventions
  1. Manchikanti Venkatesh, Sunitha Vellathussery Chakkalakkoombil, Manju Bashini Duraipandi, Reena Gulati. Complicated acute cerebellitis with obstructive hydrocephalus and tonsillar herniation in a child. BMJ Case Rep 2017. doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-219337

  2. Chakkalakkoombil SV, Venkatesh M, Nair PP, Sowkar UB. Intradiploic cephalocele: a rare entity at a rare site. BMJ case reports. 2018 Jan 10;2018:bcr-2017.

  3. Venkatesh M, Chakkalakkoombil SV, Nair PP, Sowkar UB. Idiopathic bilateral hypertrophic olivary degeneration. BMJ case reports. 2017 Dec 22;2017:bcr-2017.

  4. Vemuri VN, Venkatesh M, Kada V, Chakkalakkoombil SV. Spontaneous bilateral quadriceps tendon rupture in a patient with renal failure. BMJ case reports. 2018 Feb 14;2018:bcr-2017.

  5. Swaramya C, Haritha S Sunitha VC. (2017) Severe Congestive Dysmenorrhea in an Adolescent. Imaging J Clin Medical Sci 4(1): 011-012. DOI: http://doi.org/10.17352/2455-8702.000035

  6. Bojja V, Keepanasseril A, Nair PP, Sunitha VC. Clinical and imaging profile of patients with new-onset seizures & a presumptive diagnosis of eclampsia–A prospective observational study. Pregnancy Hypertension. 2018 Apr 1;12:35-9..

  7. Kandasamy S, Govindarajalou R, Chakkalakkoombil SV, Penumadu P. Isolated hepatobiliary tuberculosis: a diagnostic challenge. BMJ case reports. 2018 Jun 6;2018:bcr-2017.

  8. Chakkalakkoombil, S. V., Nair, P. P., Govindarajalou, R. , Barathi, D. , Marusani, R. and Kumar Kottyen Thazhath, H. (2019), Role of Ultrasound to Monitor Patients With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treated With a Local Corticosteroid. J Ultrasound Med. doi:10.1002/jum.14932.

  9. Gowda S, Chakkalakkoombil SV, Bharathi S, Barathi D. Large fetal intra-abdominal umbilical vein varix: Antenatal sonographic diagnosis and follow-up. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research. 2019;45:1936–40.

  10. Kiran M, Deepak Barathi S, Sunitha VC, Sathwik D; Idiopathic chondrolysis of the hip 2019 URL https://www.eurorad.org/case/16388DOI:10.35100/eurorad/case.16388 ISSN:1563-4086

  11. Kiran M, Sunitha V. C Coexisting complete hydatidiform mole & live pregnancy. Indian J Med Res. 2020;151:107.

  12. N Jain, PM Onkar, S Pradeep.2nd trimester screening to identify pregnancies at risk for preterm preeclampsia and fetal growth restriction: Preliminary results from Samrakshan India .Journal of Fetalradiology. 2020;2:24

  13. Veluthattil A, Sudha S, Kandasamy S, Chakkalakkoombil S. Effect of hypofractionated, palliative radiotherapy on quality of life in late-stage oral cavity cancer: A prospective clinical trial. Indian J Palliat Care. 2019;25:383. DOI: 10.4103/IJPC.IJPC_115_18

  14. Kashyap R, Chakkalakkoombil SV, Toi C, Satheesan D.Metaplastic breast carcinoma with osseous differentiationpresenting as calcified breast mass-Radio-pathologicalcorrelation. The Breast Journal. 2020 Jun 4. DOI:  10.1111/tbj.13866

  15. Nair PP, Wadwekar V, Chakkalakkoombil SV, Narayan SK,Marusani R, Murgai A, Thirunavukkarasu S, Krishnamoorthy A, Thazhath HK. Comparison of proximal and distal corticosteroid injections for carpal tunnel syndrome. Muscle & Nerve. 2020 Apr 12.doi: 10.1002/mus.26886. Epub 2020 Apr 23.

  16. Mohapatra DP, Chakkalakkoombil SV. Radial Collateral Ligament Injury of the Thumb Metacarpophalangeal Joint. Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery. 2020 Dec;53(03):457-8. DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1721864

  17. Mohan SL, Chakkalakkoombil SV, Devaraj SK, Kashyap R, Ganesh RN. The Elusive Appearance of Hyperenhancing Solid Serous Cystadenoma of the Pancreas—Radio-Pathological Correlation. Journal of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology. 2021 Feb 1.DOI:https://doi.org/ 10.1055/s-0040-1721293

  18. Mohan SL, Chakkalakkoombil SV, Deekonda S, Mohapatra DP. Expanded Goldenhar Complex with Multiple Rare Syndromic Associations. Indian J Musculoskelet Radiol 2020;2(2):144-8. DOI 10.25259/IJMSR_35_2020

  19. Shaikh OH, Kumbhar US, Jain A, Chakkalakkoombil SV. Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome in a young patient with the involvement of gastrointestinal and genitourinary tracts: an unusual and rare presentation. BMJ Case Reports CP. 2021 Mar 1;14(3):e239420.

  20. Maya M, Maulik K, Parameswaran N, Selvan T, Gulati R, Subramanian N, Chakkalakkoombil SV, Badhe BA. Miliary nodules with recurrent air leaks in a child: A mystery. J Paediatr Child Health. 2021 May 5. doi: 10.1111/jpc.15534. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33950574.

  21. Kashyap R, Devaraj SK, Chakkalakkoombil SV, Mohan SL. Limb body wall complex complicating a dichorionic diamniotic twin pregnancy: MRI for demonstration of fetal morphology. BMJ Case Rep. 2021 May 12;14(5):e242783. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2021-242783. PMID: 33980568; PMCID: PMC8118015.

  22. Senthamizhan Sundaramoorthy, Shyama Prem S, Dhanapathi Halanaik, Nirupama Kasturi, Krishnan Nagarajan, Sunitha Vellathussery Chakkalakkoombil, and Gopalakrishnan Madhavan Sasidharan :68Ga-DOTANOC PET-CT is a Valuable Tool for Diagnosing an Optic Nerve Sheath Meningioma-A Case Report and Literature Review. Case Report, Clin Oncol Case Rep Vol: 4 Issue: 8
  23. Gunasekaran V, Mohan SL, Chakkalakkoombil SV, Senthamizhselvan K. Mass-Like   Extreme Wall Thickening of the Entire Common Bile Duct in a Case of Portal Cavernoma Cholangiopathy. Journal of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology. 2021 Nov
  24. Keepanasseril A, Nayak D, Bojja V, Gupta A, Chakkalakkoombil SV, Nair PP, Thilaganathan B. Risk factors for posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome in hypertensive pregnant women presenting with seizures. Neurol Sci. 2022 Jan 29. doi: 10.1007/s10072-021-05847-2. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35091885.
  25. Chowdhary S, Alexander A, Ganesan S, Raj JV, Chakkalakkoombil SV, Lakshmanan J, Paramasivam S, Raja K, Penubarthi LK, Saxena SK. Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis in COVID-19 Associated Rhino-Orbital Mucormycosis: A Retrospective Audit in the First Wave of the Pandemic.

  26. Contributed a Book Chapter on” Imaging of Placenta “in the Textbook of Radiology by IRIA; Elsevier Publishers (under editing stage) 

Positions Held: 

1. Head of Department of Radiodiagnosis, JIPMER, since July 2021
2. Governing Council Member, Breast Imaging Society of India since October 2021
3. Member of Specialty Board in Fetal Radiology, National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences since December 2021

Special Clinics: 

1. Breast Interventions-Monday,Wednesday and Friday
2. Obstetric USG -Tuesday and Thursday