Extravasation of antineoplastic agents: Prevention and treatments

Rita Boschi, Elena Rostagno

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere28
JournalPediatric Reports
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Antineoplastic agents
  • Extravasion
  • Pediatrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics


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