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Prioritization of individual patients for thoracic surgeries gained importance during the current severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic to ensure optimal utilization of resources. We report the successful anesthesia management of an urgent pulmonary metastasectomy in an elderly patient despite him testing positive for real-time reverse transcription–polymerase chain reaction [rRT-PCR] on two occasions.  The rationale behind acceptance of the case for surgery and the precautions taken for reducing aerosol generation during the various stages of anesthesia are highlighted.


Keywords: COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; Coronavirus Infections; One-Lung Ventilation; Personal Protective Equipment; Aerosols; Thoracic Surgical Procedures

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Al-Naabi, M. J., Maddali, M. M., Al Aliyani, K. R., & Al-Balushi, A. (2021). Anesthetic Management of Pulmonary Metastatectomy in a Patient Infected with Novel Corona Virus SARS-CoV-2. Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal [SQUMJ], 1(1). https://doi.org/10.18295/squmj.9.2021.137