Endocrine Surgery during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Recommendations from the Turkish Association of Endocrine Surgery


Aygun N., Iscan Y., ÖZDEMİR M., Soylu S., Aydin O. U. , Sormaz I. C. , ...Daha Fazla

MEDICAL BULLETIN OF SISLI ETFAL HOSPITAL, cilt.54, ss.117-131, 2020 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 54 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.14744/semb.2020.65902
  • Dergi Adı: MEDICAL BULLETIN OF SISLI ETFAL HOSPITAL
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.117-131

Özet

The 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was initially seen in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. World Health Organization classified COVID-19 as a pandemic after its rapid spread worldwide in a few months. With the pandemic, all elective surgeries and non-emergency procedures have been postponed in our country, as in others. Most of the endocrine operations can be postponed for a certain period. However, it must be kept in mind that these patients also need surgical treatment, and the delay time should not cause a negative effect on the surgical outcome or disease process. It has recently been suggested that elective surgical interventions can be described as medically necessary, time-sensitive (MeNTS) procedures.