Case Study:Esophagogastroduodenoscopy procedure using disposable endoscope to detect the cause of melena in a patient with COVID-19

Time:2021-04-22 Author:admin

Author: Fenghua Xu ; Yunsheng Yang ; Zhen Ding

First published: 29 October 2020

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This case is about detection the cause of melena for patient with Covide-19 in ICU in Wuhan. In ICU, the emergent disposable endoscopy was performed and an ulcer was detected in the duodenal bulb (Fig.1) .

The endoscope might be contaminated by digestive fluid which can spread the virus to the operator and cleaner. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and simple barrier device can prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection in endoscopy units. The use of a disposable endoscope is also a preferred option for minimizing the risk of contact transmission.