Objective: The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is a global public health concern. Health Care Facilities in every country have to deal with a complete reorganization of labor and delivery unit, and resource management. Aim of this review is to summarize the available literature data about the impact of COVID-19 on hysteroscopic surgery. Mechanism: A search on PubMed and Medline databases was performed until March 2021. Findings in brief: Most of evidence agree on complete cancellation of elective endoscopic gynecologic surgery, and on its deferring until the pandemic has been contained. When hysteroscopy is performed, precautions should be observed to prevent COVID-19 infection. Conclusions: We summarized all best practice to perform safe and effective hysteroscopic surgery in COVID-19 times and in the slow restore of normal activities.
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Hysteroscopy in COVID-19 times
Alessandra Gallo1, Attilio Di Spiezio Sardo1, Antonietta Legnante1, Romolo Di Iorio2, Carlo De Angelis3,*
1 Department of Public Health, School of Medicine, University of Naples Federico II, 80131 Naples, Italy
2 Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences and Traslational Medicine, S. Andrea Hospital, “Sapienza” University of Rome, 00189 Rome, Italy
3 Department of Maternal and Child Health and Urological Sciences, “Sapienza” University of Rome, 00185 Rome, Italy
*Correspondence: email@example.com (Carlo De Angelis)
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2021, 48(5), 1017–1021; https://doi.org/10.31083/j.ceog4805163
Submitted: 1 April 2021 | Revised: 4 June 2021 | Accepted: 8 June 2021 | Published: 15 October 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue CoVID-19 in OB/GYN)
Copyright: © 2021 The Author(s). Published by IMR Press.
This is an open access article under the CC BY 4.0 license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).