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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 153--155

Unraveling the role of palliative surgery in the era of COVID-19 pandemic

1 Department of Onco-Anesthesia and Palliative Medicine, AIIMS, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Surgical Oncology, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar IRCH, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Seema Mishra
Department of Onco-Anaesthesia and Palliative Medicine, Dr. B. R. AIRCH, AIIMS, New Delhi
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DOI: 10.4103/IJPC.IJPC_158_20

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Palliative surgery forms an important pillar of palliative treatment to provide holistic care to cancer patients in the form of providing relief from pain, local control of disease, hemorrhage, and for the purpose of rehabilitation. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we report the successful management of two cases of colorectal cancer which came under the category of high priority and underwent palliative surgery to provide relief from pain.


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