Extravasation of paclitaxel into breast tissue from central catheter port


A 53-year-old woman with advanced-stage ovarian cancer experienced extravasation of paclitaxel into the breast tissue as a result of inappropriate needle insertion and/or dislodgement; it came from a central catheter port (CCP) that was found to be intact under radiological examination with contrast material. The breast became tender and oedematous with… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00520-002-0372-1

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