par Lalami, Yassine
Référence Handbook of Skin Care in Cancer Patients, Nova Science Publishers
Publication Publié, 2010
Partie d'ouvrage collectif
Résumé : Chemotherapy remains a cornerstone for the treatment of cancer, either for solid and haematological malignancies, in early and advanced stage disease. The very great majority of cytotoxic drugs are administered by intravenous perfusions. Moreover, various toxicities are associated to anticancer chemotherapy, depending on the type of cytotoxic agent considered. Such acute or delayed toxicities are currently well managed, allowing a preservation of patient's quality of life during the scheduled treatment. However, cytotoxic drug extravasation can be considered as an iatrogenic complication well described in the literature, but also probably underestimated and understudied, with a clear lack of general consensus for the medical management, even if practical rules are being developed in clinical institutions. © 2012 by Nova Science Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.