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Updated 31/03/2020 […]

Background

Global coronavirus pandemic has become the dominant issue throughout the world whilst the governments, nations and health services are trying to deal with its impact. Many countries are in either complete or partial lockdown to reduce the speed of transmission and save lives. Meanwhile healthcare systems are diverting their resources to looking after patients infected by the coronavirus. At the same time, women continue to present with gynaecological emergencies or are diagnosed with cancer treatment of which cannot be postponed. In order to guide our members and other colleagues organise their priorities and minimise the risk to themselves and their patients, the ESGE Executive Board has decided to release this statement. […]

 

 

Issued: 3/27/2020 – by AAGL The surgical care of gynecologic patients during the COVID-19 pandemic presents numerous challenges regarding not only patient and community safety, but that of the physicians and operating room personnel. Guidance around minimally invasive gynecologic surgery is a rapidly evolving topic, and the information presented below is subject to change as new data becomes available. Urgency of Surgical Treatment: The AAGL, along with many other surgical and women’s health professional societies, supports suspension of non-essential surgical care during the immediate phases of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please refer to AAGL’s Joint statement on elective surgeries dated March 16, 2020 (1). Additionally, depending on the degree of urgency, COVID-19 positive patients may be best-served by delaying surgical procedures until their infection is resolved. However, in some instances, gynecologic surgical care may be deemed essential and unable to be delayed. We have outlined important safety information to consider when performing gynecologic surgery during this time. […]

 

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