Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, Kashani hospital, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

2 Faculty of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

3 Department of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, Al‑Zahra Hospital, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran



Background: The COVID‑19 pandemic has caused severe complications, deaths, and damage to societies, and the disease course is unpredictable and ranges from asymptomatic infections to multi‑organ failure and death.
Objectives: The present study determined the frequency of neurosurgeries canceled owing to the asymptomatic COVID‑19 in the patients.
Methods: The present study was descriptive‑analytical and was conducted on all neurosurgeries in Kashani hospital, Isfahan, Iran in 2021. Moreover, 116 (52.5%) out of 2100 neurosurgeries were canceled, among which 41 cases (35.4%) were related to asymptomatic COVID‑19. The necessary data were extracted from the information in the patients’ medical files and were included in the data collection forms. The data were analyzed in SPSS 22 after collection.
Results: Among 41 people, whose neurosurgery was canceled, 7 had asymptomatic COVID‑19 with few or mild symptoms, and 34 were asymptomatic. The patients of the two groups with asymptomatic and symptomatic COVID‑19 were significantly different in age, albumin level, C‑reactive protein, and serum creatinine (P<0.05) as the mean age, albumin, and C‑reactive protein levels were lower, and serum creatinine was higher in the group of patients with asymptomatic COVID‑19.
Conclusion: The prevention of asymptomatic severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS‑CoV‑2) infections played a crucial role in the unhindered transmission of this virus and was the turning point in controlling the pandemic.