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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 115-117

Peri-operative and anesthesia considerations for patient recovered from COVID-19 scheduled for radical cancer surgery

Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, ABVIMS and PGIMER, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Uma Hariharan
Associate Professor, [MBBS, DNB, PGDHM, CCEPC, FICA, DESA, MNAMS, FIMSA], BH 41, East Shalimar Bagh, Delhi - 110 088
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/BJOA.BJOA_198_20

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The current COVID-19 pandemic has affected the health-care system worldwide. While there is a plenty of literature in recent times regarding the anesthetic management of COVID-positive patients for various surgeries, there is a paucity of publications on the concerns and anesthetic implications of COVID-19 recovered patients, posted for major oncology surgery. We, hereby, present a geriatric case of post-COVID-19 recovered patient posted for radical cystectomy following chemotherapy. These patients are immunosuppressed due to cancer per se as well as because of concurrent chemotherapy, and hence, they may have a stormy course of COVID-19 infection. Since, COVID-19 affects multiple organs, preoperative evaluation must thoroughly investigate all the systems. Anesthetic management and operating theatre preparedness for such cases is discussed in brief.

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