Local adaptation of laparoscopic smoke evacuator in COVID-19 pandemic situation

Adianto Nugroho, Rofi Saunar, Toar J.M. Lalisang, Errawan Wiradisuria

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Abstract

The pandemic of COVID-19 has been a game changer in many aspects of medical care, including laparoscopic surgery service. Uncertainty in the early pandemic has led to the fear of doing laparoscopic surgery with regard to the possibility of SARS-COV-2 transmission through surgical smoke. We carried out laparoscopic surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic with intention to test our local adaptation of a laparoscopic smoke evacuator. Twenty-five laparoscopic cases for digestive surgery were performed with uneventful results. In summary, a low cost local adaptation of laparoscopic smoke and safe surgical behavior should be the standard of care when delivering laparoscopic surgery service in the pandemic era and forward.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)620-623
Number of pages4
JournalAsian journal of endoscopic surgery
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2021

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • laparoscopic
  • smoke evacuator

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