CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Arquivos Brasileiros de Neurocirurgia: Brazilian Neurosurgery
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1718998
Case Report | Relato de Caso

Microsurgical Resection of Glioblastoma in a Patient Infected with Covid-19: A Case Report

Ressecção microcirúrgica de glioblastoma em um paciente infectado com COVID-19: Relato de caso
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital da Restauração, Recife, PE, Brazil
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Kauê Franke
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital da Restauração, Recife, PE, Brazil
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1  Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital da Restauração, Recife, PE, Brazil
2  Department of Neurosurgery, Instituto de Medicina Integral Professor Fernando Figueira (IMIP), Recife, PE, Brazil
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Igor Vilela Faquini
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital da Restauração, Recife, PE, Brazil
2  Department of Neurosurgery, Instituto de Medicina Integral Professor Fernando Figueira (IMIP), Recife, PE, Brazil
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Eduardo Vieira de Carvalho Júnior
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital da Restauração, Recife, PE, Brazil
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Nivaldo S. Almeida
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital da Restauração, Recife, PE, Brazil
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3  Chairman of Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital da Restauração, Recife, PE, Brazil
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Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected a large number of patients in all countries, overwhelming healthcare systems worldwide. In this scenario, surgical procedures became restricted, causing unacceptable delays in the treatment of certain pathologies, such as glioblastoma. Regarding this tumor with high morbidity and mortality, early surgical treatment is essential to increase the survival and quality of life of these patients. Association between COVID-19 and neurosurgical procedures is quite scarce in the literature, with a few reported cases. In the present study, we present a rare case of a patient undergoing surgical resection of glioblastoma with COVID-19.

Resumo

A pandemia de COVID-19 afetou um grande número de pacientes em todos os países, sobrecarregando os sistemas de saúde em todo o mundo. Nesse cenário, os procedimentos cirúrgicos tornaram-se restritos, causando atrasos inaceitáveis no tratamento de algumas patologias, como o glioblastoma. Em relação a esse tumor com alta morbimortalidade, o tratamento cirúrgico precoce é fundamental para aumentar a sobrevida e a qualidade de vida desses pacientes. A associação entre COVID-19 e procedimentos neurocirúrgicos é bastante escassa na literatura, com poucos casos relatados. No presente estudo, apresentamos um caso raro de paciente com COVID-19 submetido à ressecção cirúrgica de glioblastoma.

Patient Consent

The patient and relatives have consented to the submission of the present case report to the journal.




Publication History

Received: 22 June 2020

Accepted: 24 August 2020

Publication Date:
26 November 2020 (online)

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