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Extravasation of antineoplastic agents: prevention and treatments

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Author(s): Rita Boschi | Elena Rostagno

Journal: Pediatric Reports
ISSN 2036-749X

Volume: 4;
Issue: 3;
Start page: e28;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: antineoplastic agents | extravasion | pediatrics

ABSTRACT
The extravasation of antineoplastic agents is an unwanted and distressing situation that can easily occur. It may cause severe and irreversible local injuries. Left untreated, vesicant chemotherapy extravasation can potentially cause tissue necrosis, functional impairment and permanent disfigurement. This article provides a review of current literature regarding recommendations on the prevention and treatment of extravasation of antineoplastic agents.
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