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Table 2 Complications related to chemical pleurodesis with mitoxantrone

From: Results of chemical pleurodesis with mitoxantrone in malignant pleural effusion from breast cancer

Complications Number (%) of patients (n:114)
None 70 (61.4%)
Fever 28 (24.5%)
Chest pain 25 (21.9%)
Nausea 22 (19.2%)
Vomiting 10 (8.7%)
Diarrhea 5 (4.3%)
Alopecia 3 (2.6%)
Skin Rash 1 (0.8%)
Dyspnea 1 (0.8%)
Myelosuppression 1 (0.8%)
Subcutaneous emphysema 1 (0.8%)
Abscess at drain site 1 (0.8%)