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Complications of long-term central venous lines and chemotherapy extravasation 

Complications of long-term central venous lines and chemotherapy extravasation
Chapter:
Complications of long-term central venous lines and chemotherapy extravasation
Author(s):

Jim Cassidy

, Donald Bissett

, Roy A. J. Spence OBE

, Miranda Payne

, and Gareth Morris-Stiff

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199689842.003.0037

11 October, 2018: This chapter has been re-evaluated and remains up-to-date. No changes have been necessary.

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date: 29 January 2020

Describes the need for central venous access. The types of devices in common use together with their strengths and weaknesses. Describes, symptoms and signs of complications such as thrombosis or infection of lines. Outlines investigation and therapy strategies. Describes problem of extravasation of chemotherapy drugs into peripheral tissues. Outlines immediate therapy guidelines and describes long term consequences of this side effect

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