Bilio-pancreatic endoscopy during COVID-19 pandemic

Vincenzo Bove, Tommaso Schepis, Ivo Boskoski, Rosario Landi, Beatrice Orlandini, Valerio Pontecorvi, Pietro Familiari, Andrea Tringali, Vincenzo Perri, Guido Costamagna

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On 31 December 2019, the WHO China Country Office was informed of cases of pneumonia of unknown etiology detected in Wuhan (Hubei Province of China). In January 2020, a new coronavirus named SARS-CoV2 was isolated and, since that time, SARS-CoV2 related disease (COVID-19) rapidly spread all over the world becoming pandemic in March 2020. The COVID-19 outbreak dramatically affected the public-health and the health-care facilities organization. Bilio-pancreatic endoscopy is considered a high-risk procedure for cross-contamination and, even though it is not directly involved in COVID-19 diagnosis and management, its reorganization is crucial to guarantee high standards of care minimizing the risk of SARS-CoV2 transmission among patients and health-care providers. Bilio-pancreatic endoscopic procedures often require a short physical distance between the endoscopist and the patient for a long period of time, a frequent exchange of devices, the involvement of a large number of personnel, the use of complex endoscopes difficult to reprocess. On this basis, endoscopic units should take precautions with adjusted management of bilio-pancreatic endoscopy. The aim of this article is to discuss the approach to bilio-pancreatic endoscopy in the COVID-19 era with focus on diagnostic algorithms, indications, management of the endoscopic room, proper use of Personal Protective Equipment and correct reprocessing of instrumentation.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)N/A-N/A
Numero di pagine11
RivistaTherapeutic Advances in Gastroenterology
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2020


  • COVID-19
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • digestive endoscopy
  • endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography
  • endoscopic ultrasound
  • personal protective equipment


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