Prof Dr Prepageran N

Prof. Prepageran Narayanan

Dept of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery

University Malaya Medical Center, Malaysia

Professor & Consultant


Professor & Consultant, Dept of Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, University Malaya Medical Center, Malaysia

Publications (selected)

  1. A haemostatic agent delivery system for endoscopic neurosurgical procedures. Waran V., Sek K., Bahuri N. F., Narayanan P., Chandran H., Minim Invasive Neurosurg. 2011 Oct.;54(5-6):279-81. Epub 2012 Jan. 25. PMD: 22278798.
  2. Effects of Bluetooth device electromagnetic field on hearing: pilot study. R. BALACHANDRAN, N. PREPAGARAN, O. RAHMAT, A. B. ZULKIFLEE, K. SHUFAIDA,The Journal of Laryngology & Otology (2012), 126, 345–348.
  3. Base of Tongue Tuberculosis; A Case Report. Jalal Hussaini, Somasundran Mutusamy, Rahmat Omar, Raman Rajagopalan, Prepageran Narayanan Department ofOtorhinolaryngology, School of Medicine, Malaya University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  Acta medica Iranica 02/2012; 50(2):151-2.
  4. An Extensive Cervical Vagal Nerve Schwannoma: A Case Report. Chiun Kian Chai, M.D., Ing Ping Tang, M.S., Narayanan Prepageran, FRCS, Edin O. R. L., Pailor  J., Med. J. Malaysia, Vol.67 No.3 June 2012 pp. 342-344.
  5. Hypoglossal nerve tumor: A rare primary extracranial meningioma of the neck.Abu Bakar Zulkiflee, M.S., Narayanan Prepageran, FRCS, Omar Rahmat, M.S., Pailoor Jayalaskhmi, M., Path, FRC Path, Tengku Sharizal, Ear Nose Throat, Vol.91, No.11 Nov., 2012.
  6. Genome Wide Analysis of Chromosomal Alterations in Oral Squamous CellCarcinomas Revealed Over Expression of MGAM and ADAM9. Vincent-Chong V. K., Anwar A., Karen-Ng L. P., Cheong S. C., Yang Y.-H., N. Prepageran  et al. (2013). PLoS ONE 8(2): e54705. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0054705 (ISI tier 1)
  7. Antibiotic Sensitivity and Spectrum of Bacterial Isolates in Otorhinolaryngological Infection: A Retrospective Study. Sia K. J., Tang I. P., Prepageran N., Med. J. Malaysia. 2013 Feb., 68(1):6-9.
  8. A New Modified Speculum Guided Single Nostril Technique for Endoscopic Transnasal Transsphenoidal Surgery: an analysis of Nasal Complications. Waran V., Tang I. P., Karuppiah R., Abd Kadir K. A., Chandran H., Muthusamy K. A., Prepageran N., Br. J. Neurosurg. 2013 May 7. [Epub ahead of print]
  9. Velopharyngeal and choanal stenosis after radiotherapy for nasopharyngeal carcinomaHussein, J., Tan, T. S., Chong, A. W., Narayanan, P., Omar, R., 2013 Auris Nasus Larynx40 (3), pp. 323-326.
  10. Right lateral rectus palsy as a presenting feature of rhinocerebral mucormycosis infection in an immunocompetent teenager Florence Santiagu, Sujaya Singh, Nurliza Khaliddin, Narayanan Prepageran, Norlina Ramli, International Journal of Microbiology and Immunology Research., Vol. 1(6), pp. 057-060, September 2013.
  11. Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx: Comparison of two cases and review of the literature. Sien Hui Tan, Aun Wee Chong, Abdul Rahman Nazarina, Narayanan Prepageran, Otolaryngologia Polska 09/2013. DOI:10.1016/j.otpol.2013.09.003
  12. Asian nasal polyps: a separate entity? Tikaram A., Prepageran N., Med. J., Malaysia. 2013 Dec.;68(6):445-7.
  13. Intrasellar pituitary mucocele: diagnostic dilemma. Tang I. P., Chai C. K., Kumar G., Prepageran N., Waran V., Br. J. Neurosurg., 2014 Jun. 28(3):390-2. doi: 10.3109/02688697.2013.817535. Epub 2013 Jul. 22.
  14. Association between Ocular Pseudoexfoliation and Sensorineural Hearing Loss. Singham N. V., Zahari M., Peyman M., Prepageran N., Subrayan V. J., Ophthalmol. 2014; 2014:825936. doi: 10.1155/2014/825936. Epub 2014 Apr. 17.
  15. Study of Epithelial Migration in the Tympanic Membrane and Bony External Auditory Canal Wall in Patients With Irradiated Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma. Santhi K., Prepageran N., Tang I. P., Raman R., Otol. Neurotol., 2014 Apr., 17. [Epub ahead of print]
  16. The effectiveness of transmeatal low-power laser stimulation in treating tinnitus. Ngao, C. F.; Tan, Teck Soon; Narayanan, Prepageran. EUROPEAN ARCHIVES OF OTO-RHINO-LARYNGOLOGY.,  Volume: 271   Issue: 5   Pages: 975-980. Published: MAY 2014.
  17. An abnormal sigmoid sinus with a dire clinical implication. Puraviappan P., Prepageran N., Ong C. A., Abd Karim R., Lingham O. R., Raman R., Ear Nose Throat , J., 2014 Jun.; 93(6):E55-E56.
  18. Bacteriology and antimicrobial susceptibility of ENT infections in a tropical hospital. Chew Y. K., Cheong J. P., Ramesh N., Noorafidah M. D., Brito-Mutunayagam S., Khir A., Prepageran N., Ear Nose Throat J., 2014 Jun.;93(6):E5-E8.
  19. Maxillary Sinus Mucopyocele in a Fifty-eight-year-old man: A Possible Late Complication of Irradiation to Head and Neck. Hadi Sharouny Prepageran Narayanan, Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal. 2014 July; 16(7): e17133 , DOI:10.5812/ircmj.17133.
  20. The status quo and unmet needs in the management of allergic rhinitis and chronic rhinosinusitis: a Malaysian perspective. N. Prepageran, G. Nair, D. Y. Wan, M. Maurer, Asia Pacific Allergyjournal (Asia Pac Allergy. 2014 Jul.; 4(3):142-148).

Profile details:

Professor Dr Prepageran started his career with MBBS University Malaya in 1993. His area of expertise includes Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, Advanced Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, Otology, Neurotology, Skull Base Surgery and Cochlear Implants.

He worked abroad in UK under the sponsorship ofthe Royal College of Surgeons of England (Certificate of Completion of Training) in 98-99 andClinical Fellowship in Neurotology & Advanced Otology, Skull Base Surgery (Nov 2002–Nov 2003) in Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto.

He is currently Professor and Head of Dept of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University Malaya and past Chairman of the National Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery Specialty Training Board. He was also the President for the Malaysian Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery for 2013-2014 and currently the Past President. He is very actively involved in research with numerous research grants.

He is the author of 20 textbooks including DVD electronic manuals, more than 150 papers published in local and international journals with numerous surgical video demonstrations to his credit. He is currently part of Editorial Board and Reviewer of more than 15 journals (Local & International). He is also a well-sought after speaker and presenter in his area of expertise and has been invited faculty to more than  250 conferences in Asia Pacific and the world with more than 600 lecture presentations both locally and internationally.