THE IMPACT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON MANAGEMENT OF GASTROINTESTINAL MALIGNANCIES; A NARRATIVE REVIEW

COVID-19 Pandemic A Narrative Review

  • Maha Imran Shaikh Zayed Hospital, Lahore Pakistan
  • Muhammad Imran Anwar Shaikh Zayed Hospital, Lahore Pakistan
  • Haroon Javaid Majid Shaikh Zayed Hospital, Lahore Pakistan
  • Ahmad Naseer Shaikh Zayed Hospital, Lahore Pakistan
  • Muhammad Aamir Jameel Shaikh Zayed Hospital, Lahore Pakistan
  • Ayesha Humayun Shaikh Zayed Hospital, Lahore Pakistan
Keywords: COVID-19, Gastrointestinal cancers, Pandemic

Abstract

The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to widespread disruptions in the delivery of all essential and non-essential health care globally, with individuals afflicted with cancer representing a particularly vulnerable sub set of those affected. This article reviews the published literature and guidelines on the management of gastrointestinal malignancies during the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide and summarizes the challenges posed, innovations made and outcomes of the various screening, diagnostic and therapeutic modalities employed during the period from March to December 2020.

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Published
2021-10-31
How to Cite
Imran, M., Anwar, M., Majid, H., Naseer, A., Jameel, M., & Humayun, A. (2021). THE IMPACT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON MANAGEMENT OF GASTROINTESTINAL MALIGNANCIES; A NARRATIVE REVIEW. PAFMJ, 71(5), 1897-1902. https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v71i5.6777
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Review Articles