Evaluation and treatment of chemotherapy extravasation injuries.

  title={Evaluation and treatment of chemotherapy extravasation injuries.},
  author={Elizabeth Kassner},
  journal={Journal of pediatric oncology nursing : official journal of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Nurses},
  volume={17 3},
  • Elizabeth Kassner
  • Published 2000 in
    Journal of pediatric oncology nursing : official…
Extravasation of chemotherapeutic vesicant agents can result in significant tissue damage, alteration in limb function, and pain. Quality of life for long-term survivors can be severely impacted by negative sequelae from vesicant extravasation. Currently, there is no known preventive therapy. Early detection and intervention are paramount to halt tissue damage and reduce the chance of permanent disability or disfigurement. This article provides an overview of known chemotherapeutic vesicants… CONTINUE READING
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