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Thoracic Surgery During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic in Madrid, Spain: Single-Centre Report

Monday, November 23, 2020

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Source Name: European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery


Lucas Hoyos Mejía, Alejandra Romero Román, Mariana Gil Barturen, Maria del Mar Córdoba Pelaez, José Luis Campo-Cañaveral de la Cruz, José Manuel Naranjo, Silvana Crolwey Carrasco, Shin Tanaka, Alvaro Sánchez Calle, Andrés Varela de Ugarte, David Gómez de Antonio

Hoyos Mejia et al. present a single center report regarding the outcome of thoracic surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic. They recorded a significant reduction in thoracic surgical cases. They observed five cases of coronarvirus infection in 101 surgical patients within 14 days after surgery. Two of these patients needed inpatient treatment and none died due to the infection. They conclude that it is safe to perform selected surgical procedures during the pandemic if managed properly.

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