With at least 28 elective million operations delayed during the first three months of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of patients who will require surgery after a previous SARS-CoV-2 infection is likely to increase rapidly. Operating on patients with an active perioperative SARS-CoV-2 infection is now known to carry a very high pulmonary complication and mortality rate. Urgent information is needed to guide whether postponing surgery in patients with a previous SARS-CoV-2 infection leads to a clinical benefit, and the optimal length of delay.

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Glasbey J.C., Nepogodiev D., Omar O., Simoes J.F.F., Ademuyiwa A., Fiore M., et al. (2020). Delaying surgery for patients with a previous SARS-CoV-2 infection. BRITISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY, 107(12), E601-E602 [10.1002/bjs.12050].

Delaying surgery for patients with a previous SARS-CoV-2 infection

Frisoni T.;Palmerini E.;Ruggiero F.;Cervellera M.;Gori A.;Sartarelli L.;Tonini V.;Bernante P.;Boussedra S.;Brunocilla E.;