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World J Virol. Nov 25, 2021; 10(6): 326-328
Published online Nov 25, 2021. doi: 10.5501/wjv.v10.i6.326
Evaluation of an asymptomatic COVID-19 patient post-surgery with chest radiography: A surgeon’s dilemma
Gaurav Govil, Lavindra Tomar, Pawan Dhawan
Gaurav Govil, Lavindra Tomar, Pawan Dhawan, Department of Orthopaedics, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Patparganj, Delhi 110092, India
Author contributions: Govil G performed the study conception and design, and manuscript writing and revision; Tomar L contributed to the conception and revision of the manuscript into its final form; Dhawan P performed manuscript revision; all authors read and approved the final manuscript.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
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Corresponding author: Gaurav Govil, MBBS, MS, Surgeon, Department of Orthopaedics, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Patparganj, 108 A, I.P. Extension, Delhi 110092, India. gauravgovil@yahoo.co.in
Received: May 27, 2021
Peer-review started: May 27, 2021
First decision: July 31, 2021
Revised: August 12, 2021
Accepted: November 14, 2021
Article in press: November 14, 2021
Published online: November 25, 2021
Core Tip

Core Tip: Spallanzani guidelines consider chest radiographs as a valuable tool for initial assessment and follow-up of coronavirus disease 2019 patients, even in stable asymptomatic patients. A high index of suspicion will reduce the risk of high fatal postoperative outcomes.