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Oncology Reviews

, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp 114–116 | Cite as

Treatment of anthracycline extravasation from centrally inserted venous catheters

  • Seppo W. LangerEmail author
Review

Abstract

The treatment of accidental extravasation of anthracycline-based chemotherapy has markedly improved with the recent introduction of a systemic anti-dote, Savene. However, efficacy data on this treatment is mainly based on extravasation from peripheral catheters. This review presents data on 7 cases of Savene treatment of anthracycline extravasations from central venous catheters.

Keywords

Anthracycline extravasation Savene (dexrazoxane) Central venous catheter 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. of Oncology, section 5073Copenhagen University HospitalRigshospitaletDenmark

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