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Risk of Injury Following Extravasation of Chemotherapeutic Agent

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient who has had extravasation of a chemotherapeutic agent from an infusion into adjacent soft tissue.

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology
Dermatology

Objective:

risk factors, adverse effects

ICD-10:

T45.1

Description:

Occasionally a chemotherapeutic agent may extravasate during intravenous infusion. The risk of a severe injury depends on the nature of the of the chemotherapeutic agent, the amount of extravasate and any therapeutic interventions.

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