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. 2020 May 20;1-3.
doi: 10.1007/s13304-020-00799-2. Online ahead of print.

Surgical Resection for Liver Cancer During the COVID-19 Outbreak

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Surgical Resection for Liver Cancer During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Haitham Triki et al. Updates Surg. .
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During the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, therapeutic strategies must be adapted for liver cancer patients balancing the benefit of surgical resection against the risk of contamination incurred by the patient. The impact of COVID-19 in liver cancer patients who undergo surgery is still unclear due to the scarcity of available data. Decisions to postpone scheduled surgery for high risk patients must be made.

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The authors of this manuscript have no conflicts of interest to disclose as described by the Updates in Surgery.


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Liver resection and COVID 19 possible mechanisms for mutual aggravation: COVID-19 2019 novel coronavirus disease, SARS-COV-2 severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, ACE2 Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme 2, PHLF post hepatectomy liver failure, IL-1 Interleukin-1, TNF-α Tumor necrosis factor-α, IL-6: Interleukin-6

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