[Preliminary Recommendations for Lung Surgery during 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Epidemic Period]

Xin Li, Minghui Liu, Qingchun Zhao, Renwang Liu, Hongbing Zhang, Ming Dong, Song Xu, Honglin Zhao, Sen Wei, Zuoqing Song, Gang Chen, Jun Chen
Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer 2020 March 20, 23 (3): 133-135
In December 2019, China diagnosed the first patient with 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), and the following development of the epidemic had a huge impact on China and the whole world. For patients with lung occupying lesions, the whole process of diagnosis and treatment can not be carried out as usual due to the epidemic. For thoracic surgeons, the timing of surgical intervention should be very carefully considered. All thoracic surgeons in China should work together to develop the proper procedures for the diagnosis and treatment in this special situation, and continuously update the recommendations based on epidemic changes and further understanding of COVID-19. Here, we only offer some preliminary suggestions based on our own knowledge for further reference and discussion.

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