Extravasation injury of the upper extremity by intravenous phenytoin

Anesth Analg. 2002 Mar;94(3):672-3; table of contents. doi: 10.1097/00000539-200203000-00035.


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.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Extravasation of Diagnostic and Therapeutic Materials / therapy*
  • Female
  • Hand
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Phenytoin / adverse effects*


  • Phenytoin