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Otorhinolaryngology 2021 March;71(1):28-31

DOI: 10.23736/S2724-6302.20.02295-X

Copyright © 2020 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

The activity of an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Division during the pandemic diffusion of COVID-19

Paolo BOFFANO , Camilla DOSIO, Nicola BARAGIOTTA, Matteo BRUCOLI

Division of Maxillofacial Surgery, Maggiore della Carità University Hospital, University of Eastern Piedmont, Novara, Italy



The recent pandemic diffusion of COVID-19 has dramatically changed the routine activity of entire hospitals all over the world. in some regions such as Northern Italy both outpatient and surgical activity of hospitals had to be completely modified to support the enormous quantity of COVID-19 patients’ admissions and to limit the diffusion of the novel Coronavirus. As for maxillofacial surgery departments, in such regions the routine activity may have been reduced to manage urgencies. The aim of this article was to present the changed activity of an Italian Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Division, due to the current world emergency.


KEY WORDS: COVID-19; Head and neck neoplasms; Maxillofacial injuries

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