Management of Chemotherapy Extravasation: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines

Published in 2012 – Ann Oncol 2012; 23 (Suppl 7): vii167-vii173.

Authors: J. A. Pérez Fidalgo, L. García Fabregat, A. Cervantes, A. Margulies, C. Vidall, F. Roila

Extravasation is the process by which any liquid (fluid or drug) accidentally leaks into the surrounding tissue. This guideline, published in cooperation with the European Oncology Nursing Society (EONS), focuses on risk factors for extravasation, prevention, diagnosis, management of extravasation, and surgical management of severe tissue damage.

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Last update: 02 October 2012