P-ISSN 2587-2400 | E-ISSN 2587-196X
EJMO Volume : 4 Issue : 3 Year : 2020
EJMO. 2020; 4(3): 181-184 | DOI: 10.14744/ejmo.2020.22984

How to Face with Minimally Invasive Abdominal Surgery During Covid-19 Outbreak? Surgical and Anesthesiological Concerns

Mirko Barone1, Marco Prioletta2, Luigi Guetti2, Sonia Capone3, Larissa Pereira Ghammachi3, Massimo Ippoliti2, Elena Carluccio4, Massimo Cieri1, Alessandro Marolla1, Giuseppe Cipollone5, Liberato Aceto1, Ivan Dell Atti4, Carmine Lanci Lanci1, Salvatore Maurizio Maggiore4, Felice Mucilli5
1Department of General and Oncological Surgery, SS. Annunziata Hospital, Chieti, Italy, 2Department of General and Thoracic Surgery, SS. Annunziata Hospital, Chieti, Italy, 3University Department of Medical, Oral and Biotechnological Sciences, Gabriele d’Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara, Chieti, Italy, 4Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, SS. Annunziata Hospital, Chieti, Italy, 5Department of General and Thoracic Surgery, SS. Annunziata Hospital, Chieti, Italy, University Department of Medical, Oral and Biotechnological Sciences, Gabriele d’Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara, Chieti, Italy

COVID-19 outbreak has profoundly changed both management and schedule of surgical patients by reducing elective cases and reserving priority only to high-risk classes, such as oncological and emergency surgery. Notwithstanding the introduction of new protocols, evidences still claim debate and also surgical approaches, especially minimally invasive surgery, are currently being investigated as potential biohazard. Purpose of this article is to provide some clarifications and to envisage some recommendations aiming to minimize the theoretical risk of technical-related diffusion. Keywords: Airway management, COVID-19, laparoscopy, minimally invasive surgery


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Barone M, Prioletta M, Guetti L, Capone S, Ghammachi L, Ippoliti M, Carluccio E, Cieri M, Marolla A, Cipollone G, Aceto L, Dell Atti I, Lanci C, Maggiore S, Mucilli F. How to Face with Minimally Invasive Abdominal Surgery During Covid-19 Outbreak? Surgical and Anesthesiological Concerns. EJMO. 2020; 4(3): 181-184

Corresponding Author: Mirko Barone

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