Management of chemotherapy extravasation: ESMO–EONS Clinical Practice Guidelines

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Intravenous literature: Pérez Fidalgo, J.A., García Fabregat, L., Cervantes, A., Margulies, A., Vidall, C., Roila, F. and on behalf of the ESMO Guidelines Working Group (2012) Management of chemotherapy extravasation: ESMO–EONS Clinical Practice Guidelines. Annals of Oncology (2012) 23(suppl 7): vii167-vii173 doi:10.1093/annonc/mds294.

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Extravasation is the process by which any liquid (fluid or drug) accidentally leaks into the surrounding tissue. In terms of cancer therapy, extravasation refers to the inadvertent infiltration of chemotherapy into the subcutaneous or subdermal tissues surrounding the intravenous or intra-arterial administration site.

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