Errors involving patients receiving intrathecal chemotherapy

Palma Maurizi, Stefano Mastrangelo, Antonio Ruggiero, Maria Scalzone, Paola Coccia, Giuseppe Cerchiara, Riccardo Riccardi

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Errors involving patients receiving intrathecal chemotherapy are a significant problem in oncology. Despite the improvement in the management of antineoplastic agents, unintentional intrathecal administration of chemotherapic drugs that are indicated only for systemic administration or intrathecal overdose of drugs regularly used for intrathecal chemotherapy, continue to occur. These events can result in severe neurotoxicity, usually fatal in outcome. We review reported cases of medication errors in intrathecal administration of chemotherapy described in the literature. Diverse rescue therapies have been proposed but the most effective means of managing these errors remains prevention.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)83-87
Numero di pagine5
RivistaJournal of Chemotherapy
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2010


  • errors
  • intrathecal chemotherapy


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