Intrathoracic extravasation of antineoplastic agents: case report and systematic review.

@article{Bozkurt2003IntrathoracicEO,
  title={Intrathoracic extravasation of antineoplastic agents: case report and systematic review.},
  author={Ahmet Bozkurt and Burak Uzel and Canan Akman and Mustafa Ozg{\"u}roğlu and Nil Molinas Mandel},
  journal={American journal of clinical oncology},
  year={2003},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={
          121-3
        }
}
A case history is presented of a 34-year-old woman who was treated postoperatively for breast cancer with combination chemotherapy including epirubicin. The catheter of the port penetrated the wall of the superior vena cava, and extravasation in the mediastinum occurred. Severe pain, fever, and bilateral pleural effusion developed that necessitated two drainage procedures. She recovered well without sequelae. A comprehensive search of the medical literature was conducted using MEDLINE including… CONTINUE READING

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