Surgical management of digestive system cancers during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic: review of general suggestions
AuthorColakoglu, Muhammet Kadri
Bostanci, Erdal Birol
Ozmen, Mehmet Mahir
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CitationColakoglu, M. K., Oter, V., Bostanci, E. B., Ozmen, M. M., & Sanbeyoglu, K. (2020). Surgical management of digestive system cancers during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic: review of general suggestions/2019 koronavirus hastahgi sirasinda sindirim sistemi kanserlerinin cerrahi yonetimi: genel onerilerin gozden gecirilmesi. Turkish Journal of Surgery, 36(2), 121-132.
Since December 2019, the world has been battling the COVID-19 pandemic, and health workers are at the forefront of the fight. Surgeons also fulfill their duty; however, elective cases had to be postponed in order to use resources appropriately in the fight against coronavirus. Although benign elective surgical procedures can be postponed to a distant time during this pandemic, surgical interventions for urgent and life-threatening situations are mandatory to perform but the main uncertainty among surgeons is about cancer patients. In this paper, we aimed to present a suggestion to the surgeon about how to manage digestive system cancers during pandemic in the light of the published articles and guidelines.