We would like to inform you about the recent recommendations of SAGES and EAES regarding surgical response to the COVID-19 crisis.
The article states the following:
- Incisions for ports should be as small as possible to allow for the passage of ports but not allow for leakage around ports.
- CO2 insufflation pressure should be kept to a minimum and an ultra-filtration (smoke evacuation system or filtration) should be used, if available.
- All pneumoperitoneum should be safely evacuated via a filtration system before closure, trocar removal, specimen extraction or conversion to open
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In laparoscopic surgery, the creation of an artificial pneumoperitoneum may increase the risk of aerosol exposure to the operating team.
Specific evidence relating to the presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus in the peritoneal cavity and thus its transmission during laparoscopic surgery is lacking,
but theoretical risks may be extrapolated from previous pandemics and viral infections.
Therefore, we would like to give you an important update on 2 products within our range regarding Smoke Evacuation and Filtration: