Should breast reconstruction and breast oncoplastic procedures be performed during the coronavirus pandemic?

Should breast reconstruction and breast oncoplastic procedures be performed during the coronavirus pandemic? Ecancermedicalscience. 2020;14:1041 Authors: Vidya R, Rubio IT, Paulinelli RR, Rancati A, Kolacinska-Voytkuv A, Salgarello M, Becker H Abstract The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the face of the treatment of breast cancer and breast reconstruction globally. Mastectomy with immediate implant-based breast reconstruction was on the rise due to advances in meshes and implants. However, due to the prioritisation of the critically ill and diversion of the work force, breast cancer treatment has drastically changed. This is an opinion paper written by the authors with experience and importance in the scenario of breast reconstructive surgery. The authors are from different countries with the COVID-19 pandemic in different stages. PMID: 32565894 [PubMed]
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Conclusion: This study will provide comprehensive evidence for medical staff to adopt effective treatment strategies for breast cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. PROSPERO registration number: CRD42020188208.
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ConclusionsMedical practice in limited resource settings has become a critical topic especially after the global crisis of COVID-19 pandemic. Understanding the resources necessary to provide oncofertility treatments is important until the current COVID-19 pandemic resolves. Lessons learned will be valuable to future potential worldwide disruptions due to infectious diseases or other global crises.
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