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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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