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ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE

Gynecological Surgeries in COVID-19 Pandemic Era

Ripan Bala, Sheena S Kumar, Umang Khullar, Surinder Kaur, Madhu Nagpal

Keywords : COVID-19 pandemic era, Guidelines, Gynecological surgery, Lockdown,Anesthesia

Citation Information : Bala R, Kumar SS, Khullar U, Kaur S, Nagpal M. Gynecological Surgeries in COVID-19 Pandemic Era. Curr Trends Diagn Treat 2020; 4 (2):61-64.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10055-0101

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 22-03-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Introduction: During the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic era, different types of emergency gynecological surgeries were performed in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of our tertiary care teaching hospital as per the standard guidelines issued from time to time by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the Federation of Obstetric and Gynecological Societies of India Good Clinical Practice Recommendations (FOGSI GCPR) guidelines for the safety of the patients and healthcare providers. Materials and methods: A different variety of gynecological surgeries were performed on cases which were admitted in the Obstetrics and Gynecology ward of Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Health Sciences and Research, Vallah, Amritsar, with effect from the first lockdown, i.e., March 22, 2020, to the end of lockdown, i.e., May 31, 2020 following standard guidelines for the safety of patients and healthcare providers in the COVID pandemic. The details of these cases are being presented in this article. Results: A very few gynecological surgeries were taken up as they could not have been postponed to the post-COVID times. The use of medical and conservative approach to each possible situation has been tremendous. All cases of abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB), endometriosis, and fibroid uterus were continued to be on medical management. All minor diagnostic procedures were done under short general anesthesia with premedication. Conclusion: The resumption of regular gynecological work is being regularized in phases. It is a long way before we come back to the original gynecology practice.


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