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Anesth Analg. 2002 Mar;94(3):672-3; table of contents.

Extravasation injury of the upper extremity by intravenous phenytoin.

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Department of Anesthesiology and Interdisciplinary Oncology Program, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida 33612, USA.


Extravasation or IV injury attributable to phenytoin can cause severe soft tissue damage. Anesthesiologists are likely to encounter this problem and should recognize it and the potential complications. With increased awareness, the occurrence may be minimized.

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