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SARS-CoV-2 tracheitis in laryngectomized patients: a consecutive case-series study.
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  • Ignacio Fernandez,
  • Federico Spagnolo,
  • Sara Valerini,
  • Francesco Mattioli,
  • Alessandro Marchioni,
  • Gabriele Molteni,
  • daniela lucidi
Ignacio Fernandez
University Hospital Modena
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Federico Spagnolo
University Hospital Modena
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Sara Valerini
University Hospital Modena
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Francesco Mattioli
University Hospital Modena
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Alessandro Marchioni
University Hospital Modena
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Gabriele Molteni
Università degli Studi di Verona Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia
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daniela lucidi
University Hospital Modena
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Abstract

Key points • SARS-CoV-2 is a possible cause of acute severe tracheitis in laryngectomees. • In our series, the clinical picture was characterized by a hemorrhagic tracheitis with a slow resolution pattern. • We observed a histological pattern of erosive inflammation of the respiratory epithelium. • Planned tracheo-bronchoscopy and tracheal toilettes are recommended to prevent critical obstruction of the airway, which can be fatal in patients with associated impairment of lung function caused by SARS-CoV-2 infection. • The present cases highlight the need for close interdisciplinary working and communication in the management of airway complications of COVID-19 infection.

Peer review status:UNDER REVIEW

01 Mar 2021Submitted to Clinical Otolaryngology
06 Mar 2021Submission Checks Completed
06 Mar 2021Assigned to Editor
12 Mar 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
29 Mar 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
18 Apr 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Major
29 Apr 20211st Revision Received
04 May 2021Submission Checks Completed
04 May 2021Assigned to Editor
15 May 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
09 Jun 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending