Association of Gynecological Endoscopy Surgeons of Nigeria (AGES) Advisory on Laparoscopic and Hysteroscopic Procedures During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Association of Gynecological Endoscopy Surgeons of Nigeria (AGES) Advisory on Laparoscopic and Hysteroscopic Procedures During the COVID-19 Pandemic

JournalNigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
Publication date – May – 2020
Authors – O C Alabi , J E Okohue , A A Adewole , J I Ikechebelu
KeywordsAGES; COVID-19; Coronavirus; gynecology; hysteroscopy; laparoscopy; pandemic
Open access – Yes
SpecialityObstetrics and Gynaecology
World region Western Africa
Country: Nigeria
Language – English
Submitted to the One Surgery Index on June 5, 2020 at 11:20 am
Abstract:

Coronavirus 2, or SARS-CoV-2 disease (COVID-19) is a global public health concern. Although there is a paucity of evidence to advise on the best practice, we recommend postponement of elective gynecological endoscopic surgeries until the pandemic is contained. Emergency surgeries should preferably be done through open surgeries than laparoscopy or hysteroscopy approach. However, if or when laparoscopy or hysteroscopy is considered, health personnel in theatre must wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and all standard precautions should be observed to prevent COVID-19 infection. When COVID-19 is highly suspected or confirmed, the patient should be referred to centers equipped in taking care of such cases.

OSI Number – 20512
PMID – 32367887

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