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Guidelines on Management of the Patient with Breast Cancer

Extravasation Injuries

Most extravenous leaks have relatively minor sequelae but severe tissue injuries have been reported. Extravasation may be unavoidable, but if appropriate measures are implemented promptly, morbidity can be greatly reduced. All medical and nursing personnel must be familiar with the protocols for treating the extravasation of drugs which have the potential for tissue damage.
Objectives: To evaluate the time and type of treatment following extravasation from intravenous infusion and the sequelae of the injuries.
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e-Published: 05 Jul, 2013
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