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Bratislava Medical Journal Vol.122, No.4, p.293–296,2021

Title: Management of patients with colorectal cancer in COVID-19 pandemic hospital
Author: O. Catal, B. Ozer, M. Sit

Abstract: INTRODUCTION: During the COVID-19 pandemic, both the channelling of manpower into the COVID-19 services and efforts to limit viral spreading of the disease have led to rescheduling and prioritizing oncological cases that are considered as cases of emergency and any postponement of the cases can lead to health problems. In this study, we aimed to show that the surgical treatment of COVID-19 (-) colorectal cancer patients can be performed in a hospital which was declared as a pandemic hospital.
METHOD: In our study, we included patients who underwent surgery for colorectal cancer in the general surgery clinic between the dates 03.20.2020 and 05.20.2020, when the hospital was declared COVID-19 pandemic hospital. Emergency colorectal cancer surgeries such as ileus and perforation were excluded from the study.
RESULTS: While in the status of pandemic hospital, 80 COVID-19 (+) and 563 COVID-19 (+) suspicious patients were treated. Between 10 March 2020 and 15 May 2020, 12 colorectal cancer patients were operated in the General Surgery Clinic of BAIBU Faculty of Medicine, as well.
CONCLUSION: We think that with our study we have shown that during the COVID-19 pandemic, the surgical treatment can be performed for patients with colorectal cancer by eliminating COVID-19 suspicions (Tab. 1, Ref. 14).

Keywords: COVID-19, pandemic, colorectal cancer
Published online: 16-Mar-2021
Year: 2021, Volume: 122, Issue: 4 Page From: 293, Page To: 296

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