Is acute dyspnea related to oxaliplatin administration?

  title={Is acute dyspnea related to oxaliplatin administration?},
  author={Lara Maria Pasetto and Silvio Monfardini},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  volume={12 36},
The standard adjuvant treatment of colon cancer is fluorouracil plus leucovorin. Oxaliplatin improves the efficacy of this combination in patients with stage III colon cancer and moreover its toxicity is well tolerable. We describe a rare clinical case of acute dyspnoea probably related to oxaliplatin at one month from the end of the adjuvant treatment. A 74-year-old man developed a locally advanced sigmoid carcinoma (pT3N1M0). A port a cath attached to an open-ended catheter was implanted in… CONTINUE READING


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