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Arterial Occlusion Precipitated by Cisplatinbased Chemotherapy

Regional Cancer Centre, The Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Department of Medical Oncology, Pondicherry, India
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Curr. Oncol. 2010, 17(6), 71-72;
Submission received: 11 August 2010 / Revised: 15 September 2010 / Accepted: 13 October 2010 / Published: 1 November 2010


Cisplatin-based therapy is curative in testicular cancer. Adverse effects of cisplatin-based chemotherapy include dose-dependent myelosuppression, nephrotoxicity, neurotoxicity, and ototoxicity. By contrast, chemotherapy-associated vascular complications are unpredictable. Few incidents of digital gangrene with cisplatin have been reported. Here, we present a patient who developed arterial occlusion leading to gangrene of the toe after cisplatinbased chemotherapy.
Keywords: cisplatin; peripheral vascular disease; arterial occlusion cisplatin; peripheral vascular disease; arterial occlusion

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Joseph, D.; Dubashi, B.; Karthikeyan, B.; Jain, A. Arterial Occlusion Precipitated by Cisplatinbased Chemotherapy. Curr. Oncol. 2010, 17, 71-72.

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Joseph D, Dubashi B, Karthikeyan B, Jain A. Arterial Occlusion Precipitated by Cisplatinbased Chemotherapy. Current Oncology. 2010; 17(6):71-72.

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Joseph, D., Biswajit Dubashi, B. Karthikeyan, and A. Jain. 2010. "Arterial Occlusion Precipitated by Cisplatinbased Chemotherapy" Current Oncology 17, no. 6: 71-72.

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