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Gynecol Oncol Rep. 2017 Dec 14;23:7-9. doi: 10.1016/j.gore.2017.12.002. eCollection 2018 Feb.

Successful resuscitation after cardiac arrest secondary to carboplatin infusion: A case report.

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Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Southern California, CA, USA.
Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA.


•Sudden cardiac arrest can be a form of carboplatin hypersensitivity reaction.•Platinum retreatment and cumulative cycles of ≥ 8 are risk factors.•Awareness of the reaction related to carboplatin infusion is necessary.•Successful resuscitation with high quality CPR is achievable with trained staffs.


Anaphylactic shock; Cardiac arrest; Ovarian cancer; Platinum

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