Surgeon-performed ultrasound-guided head and neck procedures during COVID-19 pandemic

Toong, Liew Yew and Ghauth, Sakina (2022) Surgeon-performed ultrasound-guided head and neck procedures during COVID-19 pandemic. Egyptian Journal of Otolaryngology, 38 (1). ISSN 1012-5574, DOI

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Background: The ultrasonographic procedure is a common diagnostic and therapeutic method in daily medical practice. Surgeon-performed ultrasound (SUS) has been gaining popularity, especially during this COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: Two ENT surgeons performed US-guided diagnostic or therapeutic procedures in the outpatient clinic. A successful SUS is defined as the diagnostic procedure's ability to facilitate the final histopathological diagnosis that can guide the subsequent treatment and disease resolution following the therapeutic procedure without the need for more invasive open surgical intervention. Results: Out of 10 participants, 6 are males, and 4 are females. There were no complications noted. All subjects had successful tissue sampling or intervention on the first attempt for diagnostic and therapeutic SUS. Conclusions: With COVID-19, there has been a significant shift in ordinary medical practice. SUS is proven to be a safe and effective method to facilitate the management of head and neck pathologies. © 2022, The Author(s).

Item Type: Article
Funders: None
Additional Information: Cited by: 0; All Open Access, Gold Open Access
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adult; Article; Clinical article; Coronavirus disease 2019; Diagnostic test; Echography; Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur; Female; Gender; Head and neck disease; Head and neck procedure; Head and neck surgery; Histopathology; human; invasive procedure; male; medical history; medical procedures; Middle aged; Observational study; Open surgery; Outpatient; Pandemic; Physical examination; Retrospective study; Surgeon; Surgeon performed ultrasound; Ultrasound guided procedure
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Otorhinolaryngology Department
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2023 03:59
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2023 01:25

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