Ugeskr Læger 2015;177:V07140390
Reversible tissue damage after paravasal infusion of oxaliplatin
In this case report of a 62-year-old male with colon cancer receiving adjuvant chemotherapy extensive tissue damage was seen after oxaliplatin extravasation in the left antecubital region. Despite the severity and a prolonged stay in hospital he almost recovered 100% after eight months without surgery. High temperature and clinical signs of infection directed treatment into the use of several antibiotics of no avail. Recovery happened gradually after the onset of intensive physiotherapy including lymph drainage and the administration of prednisone.