Extravasation injuries.

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Extravasation injuries.

J Hand Surg Am. 2011 Dec;36(12):2060-5; quiz 2066

Authors: Hannon MG, Lee SK

Extravasation injuries occur under a wide variety of circumstances in the inpatient setting. Prevention remains the ideal treatment for these iatrogenic injuries. When extravasation injuries do occur, they must be diagnosed and treated promptly to minimize the amount of soft tissue injury. Initial management is similar among vesicant extravasates. Although evidence is limited to guide management for specific extravasates, it is paramount to be aware of the described treatments and principles.

PMID: 22123049 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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