Consideration of diagnosis and treatment for hernia and surgical diseases of the abdominal wall under outbreak of novel coronavirus pneumonia
ZHOU Taicheng, YU Hongyan, CHEN Shuang
Currently, the epidemic of novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP) is still ongoing. The pathogen of this disease was newly named as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Hernia and abdominal wall diseases, as common disorders among population, are likely need emergency surgery. Under the new situation of NCP outbreak, surgeons who practice surgery for hernia and abdominal wall diseases should properly conduct the classified diagnosis and treatment of the hernia and abdominal wall disease, and select the appropriate surgical procedure, following the guidelines and routine diagnosis and treatment methods and complying with the guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of NCP; pay sufficient attention to self-protection according to different risk levels in the meantime of proper diagnosis and treatment and nursing process optimization. The patients with hernia or abdominal wall disease should also actively cooperate with the medical staff to complete the examination and inpatient surgical treatment in accordance with the process.