What are the COVID-19 guidelines on OR management of head and neck mucosal melanomas?

Updated: May 07, 2020
  • Author: Neeraj N Mathur, MBBS, MS, DNB(ENT), MNAMS, FAMS; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Role of COVID-19 testing

Two separate COVID-19 tests should be employed, with one administered 48 hours before surgery and the second, a point-of-care test, given within 24 hours of surgery. If point-of-care testing is unavailable, the patient should be tested 48 hours prior to surgery and then quarantined.

Surgical draping

During surgical resection, adhesive sterile drapes should be used to separate mucosal from nonmucosal sites.

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