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CASE SERIES
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 22-24

Anesthetic considerations in COVID-19 patients undergoing tracheostomy: A case series


1 Department of Oncoanaesthesia and Palliative Medicine, Dr. B.R.A Institute-Rotary Cancer Hospital, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Oncoanaesthesia and Palliative Medicine, Dr. B.R.A Institute-Rotary Cancer Hospital; National Cancer Institute, Jhajjar, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Kiran Mahendru
Department of Oncoanaesthesia and Palliative Medicine, Dr. BRA IRCH, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jica.jica_4_21

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Being an aerosol-generating procedure (AGP), tracheostomy for patients infected with severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2 poses a great risk of infection for health-care workers. We present a series of four COVID-19-infected cases who underwent surgical tracheostomy and discuss the anesthetic concerns regarding the same.


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