Published in Cancer Weekly, January 6th, 2009
"A 64-Year-old patient with metastatic colon cancer was admitted for his 24th course of chemotherapy with oxaliplatin and 24-hour infusion of fluorouracil and leucovorin. Consciousness changed on the next evening and deteriorated to deep coma within hours. Computed tomography revealed large intracranial hemorrhage with brain herniation. Hemogram showed severe thrombocytopenia, which was considered to be associated with oxaliplatin. The patient died six days later. The incidence of...
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