Laparoscopic surgery and the debate on its safety during covid-19 pandemic: A systematic review of recommendations
El Boghdady, Michael
Ewalds-Kvist, Beatrice Marianne
The transmission of COVID-19 virus since the outbreak of viral pneumonia due to SARS-CoV-2 gave rise to protective operative measures. Aerosol generating procedures such as laparoscopic surgery are known to be associated with increased risks of viral transmission to the healthcare workers (HCW). The safety of laparoscopy during the pandemic was then debated. We aimed to systematically review the literature regarding the safe use of laparoscopy during COVID-19.